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Light pollution
Feb 22, 2021 22:48:35   #
alberio Loc: Colorado
 
Imagine if we directed this light down where it belongs instead of lighting the bottom of the clouds. It does make for an interesting pic.


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Feb 22, 2021 23:38:12   #
sakitson Loc: Goleta, CA
 
Is this the sunset or city lights??

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Feb 23, 2021 04:31:55   #
petrochemist Loc: UK
 
sakitson wrote:
Is this the sunset or city lights??


From the colour & tread title I'd guess it's city lights, where the old low pressure sodium lights have been changed for lighting that gives a much whiter colour. Sadly this makes it more difficult to remove the skyglow.

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Feb 23, 2021 07:46:27   #
Ourspolair
 
Totally agree. The images from space show that we have still not conquered properly directing urban lighting.
Great capture, though and would make a dramatic cloud replacement image! Always look on the bright side... couldn't resist (:(
Thanks for sharing.

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Feb 23, 2021 09:18:52   #
alberio Loc: Colorado
 
sakitson wrote:
Is this the sunset or city lights??


The sun has already set and the remaining glow from it mostly gone. Unfortunately this is mostly city lights. What's worse is Lake Havasu has lighting ordinances in place, but nobody seems to follow them.

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Feb 23, 2021 09:23:34   #
alberio Loc: Colorado
 
petrochemist wrote:
From the colour & tread title I'd guess it's city lights, where the old low pressure sodium lights have been changed for lighting that gives a much whiter colour. Sadly this makes it more difficult to remove the skyglow.


Correct. It's frustrating when you try to educate people that lighting up the sky is not only wasting money, but has many other negative consequences.

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Feb 23, 2021 09:35:20   #
alberio Loc: Colorado
 
Ourspolair wrote:
Totally agree. The images from space show that we have still not conquered properly directing urban lighting.
Great capture, though and would make a dramatic cloud replacement image! Always look on the bright side... couldn't resist (:(
Thanks for sharing.


The worst are commercial offenders, most of the residential neighborhoods don't have street lights and not that many are lighting their cactus gardens up at night. I guess it could be worse, I could be living in LA, NY, DFW, PHOENIX, the list goes on. I always appreciate a good pun. Thanks

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Feb 23, 2021 16:49:39   #
joecichjr Loc: Illinois, USA
 
alberio wrote:
Imagine if we directed this light down where it belongs instead of lighting the bottom of the clouds. It does make for an interesting pic.


Yes, interesting

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