Every night sleepless cities and well-lit suburbs pour gigawatts of uncontained light up into the stratosphere. Not only is this a massive waste of energy, but it also pollutes our skies by drowning out the natural splendour of Earth's view of the cosmos.

Fortunately, Dark Sky programs around the world seek to protect and preserve dark, unpolluted night skies.

If you're wondering what you might be missing out on, you're in the right place. Your Sky simulates the light pollution in your location so you can see how your sky compares...



This app uses Bing Maps and data from a variety of sources including NASA's VIIRS and World Atlas 2015 all courtesy of Jurij Stare's www.lightpollutionmap.info
Site designed and built by Israel Blennerhassett, Joanne Jimenez and Justin Evans under commission for the River Murray Dark Sky Reserve through Torrens University Australia. Photo by Dave Hartley.
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