News tagged with light pollution

Image: ISS moon transit

This image of the moon was taken by amateur photographer Dylan O'Donnell as the International Space station passed by at 28 800 km/h. At such speeds the weightless research laboratory was visible for only about a third of ...

dateJul 08, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Light pollution threatens the Balearic shearwater

Petrel fledglings leave the nest after dark, but these marine birds' maiden flights towards the sea are hampered by city lights. Many collide or fall to the ground where they are in danger of being run over and vulnerable ...

dateJun 10, 2015 in Ecology
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Moths prefer to reproduce in the dark

Night-time is no longer dark by definition in our country. 'Light pollution' is increasing by around 6% each year, while the ecological consequences are still largely unknown. 'Cloaked in darkness,' as Koert van Geffen puts ...

dateApr 03, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Geminid meteor shower returns December 13-14

If it's clear late on Saturday and Sunday nights (the nights of December 13th and 14th), keep a lookout high overhead for the "shooting stars" of the Geminid meteor shower. "The Geminids are usually one of the two best meteor ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Geminid meteors promise a fine display

The Geminid meteor shower is the last, and one of the best, major meteor showers of the year. The meteors, or "shooting stars", can be seen at any time from late evening onwards during the period 7–17 December and with ...

dateDec 03, 2014 in Space Exploration
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