So what would Los Angeles look like if one could glance upwards and actually see the billions of stars normally obscured from view by the ground level light source that dim the night sky?
The video embedded below depicts that spectacular hypothetical in glorious fashion.
Created by Timelapse artists Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic, SKYGLOW is a “unique quest to explore the most exotic dark sky locations and archaeoastronomy sites using state-of-the-art timelapse equipment as well as unreleased digital cameras and lenses specializing in extreme low-light capabilities.”
In short, these guys really want you to know how much you’re missing out by keeping your blinders on to the universe that lives perpetually above us. Also, that light pollution, while not a pressing world issue, does have it’s negative consequences.
I’ll let you decide if you’d like to support the Kickstarter associated with the SKYGLOW video, but regardless I fully endorse gazing up at the stars in awe at the overwhelming scale of the universe we exist in. Also, pretty-pretty lights…
“I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up—many people feel small, because they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson