Are We Polluting More at Night?

Help track light pollution

By Veronica Johnson
|  Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009  |  Updated 2:46 PM EDT
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Are We Polluting More at Night?

NASA/GSFC/Craig Mayhew and Robert Simmon

View light pollution across the globe.

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How many streetlights are affecting what we see or don't see when we look at the heavens?

If you're a curious stargazer, you can help track light pollution. From now until March 28, the Globe at Night Project is asking people around the world to count the stars in the orion constellation. 

The project will look for patterns and gauge trends in light pollution.  This is something the whole family can do while learning about the night sky and what we can do to preserve our environment. 

Find the full article here from Sky and Telescope as well as a link to the Globe Night Project .

Looking to do even more?  Here's International Dark Sky Association's Homeowners Guide .

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