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Light pollution: Everything you need to know

Most people cannot see the natural night sky because of light pollution. Image: Unsplash/jan_huber

Bridget Reed Morawski

Writer, EcoWatch

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Light pollution involves excessive or poor use of artificial outdoor light.
Light pollution involves excessive or poor use of artificial outdoor light. Image: Pexels/Pixabay

The most light-polluted hot spots are concentrated around the planet’s largest cities.
The most light-polluted hot spots are concentrated around the planet’s largest cities. Image: Unsplash/graylab

Wild species are affected by artificial light pollution.
Wild species are affected by artificial light pollution. Image: Pexels

Milky way on mountains. Light pollution
There are only a few places on Earth where excellent conditions exist for astronomical observation. Image: Unsplash/denisdegioanni

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