mind your photons, dammit

Light pollution is a big problem:

This light (and the energy it takes to produce it) is not only being wasted–since in most cases it is a byproduct of street and building lighting intended to shine downward–it is also the source of light pollution, because it is scattered by particles in the atmosphere and inadvertently brightens the night sky.

I remember my neighbors in my cul-de-sac back home had crazy landscape lighting; drove me nuts. I couldn’t see hardly see the moon with all that light pollution (dramatization).

However, there are still lots of places with dark (and as a result, beautiful) skies. I did a search for places in NJ. Surprise! High Bridge, NJ is one of them. Hey, Yau, you listening? You UNC bum. Get back in time for the meteor shower.

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