HOW LIGHT POLLUTION AFFECTS THE BEAUTIFUL NIGHT SKY

HOW LIGHT POLLUTION AFFECTS THE BEAUTIFUL NIGHT SKY

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Want to see light pollution changes photos of the starry night sky? Photographer Sriram Murali‘s new time-lapse short film will show you. Titled “Lost in Light,” it shows different locations with progressively lower levels of light pollution.
Here are still frames from the short film showing each of the main light pollution classes:

Class 8: City sky

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Class 7: Suburban/urban transition

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Class 6: Bright suburban sky

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Class 5: Suburban sky

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Class 4: Rural/suburban transition

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Class 3: Rural sky

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Class 2: Typical truly dark site

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Class 1: Excellent dark-sky site

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“Here’s why I think we should care more,” Murali says. “The night skies remind us of our place in the Universe.”

“Imagine if we lived under skies full of stars. That reminder we are a tiny part of this cosmos, the awe and a special connection with this remarkable world would make us much better beings,” he continues. “But in reality, most of us live under heavily light polluted skies and some have never even seen the Milky Way. We take the skies for granted and are rather lost in our busy lives without much care for the view of the stars.”

“How does light pollution affect the night skies and quite possibly our lives?”

You can find more of Murali’s work on his website and on Instagram.

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