Silent Night

Night sky viewed from Craignell, Galloway Forest Park

I live 14 miles from Manhattan, yet the glow of New York still turns the skys a hazy orange after the sun goes down. I always get a little starstruck (excuse the bad pun) when I find myself in a place where the light pollution is so low or non-existent that I can clearly see into the night sky.

Thankfully there are people working to preserve some parts of the planet specifically for this purpose. Read more here.

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