Tag: stars

On Light Pollution: The End of Darkness

A nice little video from the New Yorker on the effect of light pollution and its impact on star-gazing by the general public:

I’ve said it before, but visiting parts of the globe that have minimal light pollution is one of the things I am most excited about for our world trip plans.

Perseid Meteor Shower

2016 has lined up to be some of the best meteor shower viewing in the last twenty years! I am very excited about this because the kids and I are in a “green zone” in the Dark Map right now and should be able to see a great show.

The Dark Map looks like this. (It is a bit sad to see how much light pollution there is. Especially sad for all of the kids who live in urban centres and rarely get a chance to see the night sky.)

I am also looking forward to our trip around the world for star-gazing. Seeing the southern hemisphere constellations, maybe the northern or southern lights, the band of the Milky Way Galaxy, or just an incredible amount of stars when we are in a proper dark zone. So cool!

Perseids Meteor Shower – A Magical Night in Joshua Tree from Kai Gradert on Vimeo.

Perseids Meteor Shower – A Magical Night in Joshua Tree from Kai Gradert on Vimeo.

 

Vox also has a great link round-up, including NASA’s livefeed.

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