~e; nite-light pollution

From bc <human@electronetwork.org>
Date Fri, 23 Nov 2001 09:18:09 -0600

  interesting article by Wired on light pollution and
  stargazing, with reference to the meteor storm
  last week in N. America. there are a few maps of
  city lights around the globe and N. America that
  have been online for awhile. the 2nd page has some
  links to similar resources. it was once mentioned
  by an astronaut i believe that (or maybe it was
  well before space travel and by a writer?) that
  the earth from the upper atmosphere looks like
  a giant set of nerves, with all its lights burning
  brightly (may have been Henry Adams even). it
  has also been said that sky observatories are on
  top of mountains to get farthest away from light
  pollution and atmospheric effects of the big cities.


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