What do you think if someone says that world is polluted? Air pollution, water pollution, food pollution… but there is also a light pollution.
The study reveals that 60% of Europeans and 80% of North Americans cannot see galaxy on the night sky. The Milky Way is no longer visible to more than one third of the world’s population.
Luckily I live very close to the Izera Mountains located on the Czech-Polish borderland, where in 2009 the Izera Dark-Sky Park was established (www.izera-darksky.eu).
I started my walk at 11pm and finished around 6am. It was a very calm, warm and clear night… unfortunately the moon rose above the horizon around 1:30am, so it wasn’t very dark anymore. Also the summer nights in Poland are not the best to shoot Milky Way because it’s core and big part is hidden below the horizon. I will be back there in the winter again 🙂