Salou's Polluted Skies

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Ian Lee
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Salou's Polluted Skies

Post by Ian Lee »

Just come back from an enjoyable holiday abroad in the Spanish resort of Salou (on the Costa Dorada) but was appalled by the high degree of light pollution of the skies there. Apart from Venus (after sunset) and Jupiter, I was only able to distinguish three stars (Arcturus, Vega and one I couldn't identify). Obviously you don't go to Salou for astronomical observation but it was saddening to see just how serious it is becoming.

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Post by Orchard47 »

I noticed this problem on the Greek Dodecanese Islands five years ago. Although the light pollution on the individual islands was not too bad, the general sky-glow was quite noticable.
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