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[–] ArcticDweller 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

I frequently take for granted where I live, the sky is unreal at times here. Especially when the Aurora is visible. While I am sorry you are denied I appreciate what I have now. Perhaps head out for a camp. Good luck! Mahhhhh!

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[–] sbt2160p 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Urban areas tend to be polluted with much more than light, from foul air to foul diversity. Get out before it’s too late!

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[–] GuyIDisagreeWith 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I had a teacher who had lived all her life in NYC. She said it was strange to live in a place where hearing a siren was an unusual event.

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[–] GutterTrash 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Even worse is every night you are greeted with that jungle degenerate noise they call music.

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[–] obvious-throwaway- 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I was driving over a pretty high mountain range at about 2am and stopped to pee. It was a cloudless night with a new moon (moon was dark). There were no other cars around and probably not even a porch light for 50 miles in any direction. The sky looked like something I had never seen before and have never seen again. Maybe it was being up in the mountains or something in the atmosphere that day, but I had no idea the sky could even look like that. It was as though I could see across the universe. That and the sun setting on the Pacific ocean are two things people should see before they die.

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[–] Alpha_Voat_Protecter 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The thin air helps (less air to reflect light pollution or block starlight), but with no clouds or moon (and time for your eyes to adjust to the darkness), you came very close to seeing the same Outer Space scenes that our astronauts see.

May I recommend adding "seeing the sun rising on the Atlantic Ocean" to your list, for the whole "from sea to shining sea" experience?

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[–] knightwarrior41 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

yeah i'm with you on this OP

after hurricane wilma the power went out and we could see the starry skies and how beautiful all it is.so yeah light pollution sucks because younger gens are missing out one of the beauties that we can see and its all free of charge

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[–] northportage 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Yeah it's been a few years since I've been on one of my Northern Ontario canoe trips - I hear ya, I totally miss staring into that vast infinite night sky with more stars than city dwellers can possibly imagine ...

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[–] fusir 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

And it messes with sleep too, and it doesn't prevent crime.

If you are a criminal which would you prefer. To see everything you are doing as if it were daylight but with zero people around... or

Not be able to see your hand in front of your face unless you go walking around with a flashlight.

Also being able to see at night encourages some normies to go out so it's not even suspecious to see someone.

Light polution causes crime.

What can you do? Put all your outside lights on motion detectors. Kill your porch light and your yard light.

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[–] Alpha_Voat_Protecter 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

In my neighborhood, the only lights that automatically turned on at night were dim lights on our mailboxes, so that they were visible to cars and the few pedestrians who risked the mosquitoes for a late-night walk. Porch lights never turned on unless the owners were about to step out or if they were expecting visitors (such as on Halloween).

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[–] fusir 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Wouldn't headlights solve the mailbox problem. You can also put reflectors on a mailbox that automatically shine light in the same direction it came from, which will be more visible to a car than most other lights you could put on a mailbox.

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[–] Niggertown 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I've lived in SoCal my whole life. I still remember how amazed I was going camping in the woods and seeing the sky filled with stars. Made me realize I've been living in a bubble my whole life. The stars are like natures Redpill.

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[–] DeltaBravoTango 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This is an issue that is really important to me. Here is a group that talks about it. Tell your local governments to shield streetlights.

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