Light Pollution Map of Northwest

Light Pollution Levels in the NW United states and Canada

Light pollution map of Northwest United State

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If you live in the yellow, orange, red or white areas, you cannot normally see the Milkyway!


Credit: P. Cinzano, F. Falchi (University of Padova), C. D. Elvidge (NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder). Copyright Royal Astronomical Society. Reproduced from the Monthly Notices of the RAS by permission of Blackwell Science.


Based on research supported by the ISTIL - Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologia dell'Inquinamento Luminoso (Light Pollution Science and Technology Institute) of Thiene, Italy