Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Light Pollution

So, I've noticed lately, that there seems to be an ever-increasing amount of light pollution over Saskatoon. This is especially evident in the Stonegate area where all the new businesses are. They seem to be using a lot of white lights instead of amber ones, thus making for a really bright glow above that area. I think the city should be making a committment to decrease the amount of light pollution by changing to more energy efficient lights, ensuring they are pointing down better than the current ones, and so on.

I'm not sure the exact source for the following photo. I believe that NASA has done these types of satellite images and National Geographic has done stories on this topic as well. The planet is under seige from an increasing amount of light pollution. It definitely makes observing the stars more difficult.

1 comment:

  1. Not just light pollution but sound pollution. I get so excited when the power goes out here. I love to go out and hear what the earth is supposed to sound like, not what it sounds like with all our machines and gadgets! I get to listen to this wonderful lack of human created sound so briefly though, inevitably someone fires up their generator and ruins the whole thing.