Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Video: Escaping the Light Dome - Getting a Better View of the Night Sky

Light pollution has become a major deterrent for us to fully see the night sky overhead. In large metropolitan areas, the sky is so saturated by light, that sometimes only the brightest stars can be seen. But move out into the wilderness and glance up, and you'll see the Universe completely displayed in front of you. It can be an awe-inspiring, and incredibly humbling sight for sure. The video below gives us a glimpse of that, while also taking a look at how our vision of the heavens can become obscured by the "light dome." While I'm not necessarily a big fan of the delivery of the narration, the images contained on this clip are absolutely stunning.

Escaping the Light Dome from donald jensen on Vimeo.

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