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Thursday, February 20, 2014


Globe at Night Light Pollution Survey for February 19-28, 2014

Northern sky at 10 pm local daylight saving time in Australia showing Orion.

Globe at Night, the international light pollution survey, is running its second survey this year from February 19-28. 
This year they are running the survey every month!
Visit their new, revamped  website for easy to follow instructions and charts to estimate how dark your sky is.

Basically, an hour or so after sunset (8-10 pm) head out, look to the north to find Orion (for everybody) then check how many stars are visible, and report your observations. It's a great excuse to get outdoors and look at the sky. You might even see the International Space Station or an Iridium flare.

You can submit your results via a smart phone or tablet. To do this, you can use the web application at www.globeatnight.org/webapp/. Globe at Night is also on Facebook and Twitter.
There is also a whole range of resources and activity guides. There is also a dark sky meter app.

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