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Like a moth to a flame

The story of the dark sky is more than one of star-gazing and astronomy.
It has become one of human and animal/insect/plant well-being as light pollution intensifies and spreads itself through its terrestrial impacts.
This BBC science item is the latest to underline the impact of light on the natural world.


Skyglow is the brightening of the night sky over inhabited areas, which reduces the contrast of stars or other celestial objects against the dark sky background. Some stars will blend into the background and become indistinguishable.


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