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Light pollution sucks [Dec. 13th, 2004|10:35 pm]

I woke up Middle Daughter at 10:00 so we could watch the meteor shower. And although we did see quite a few shooting stars (about one every 90 seconds or so) it wasn't as spectactular as it could have been because our next-door neighbor has about 50,000 lumens of WHITE christmas lights lining their lawn and driveway and sidewalk, along with three porch lights and two lights on the garage.

Now, I'm no Scrooge, and I like Christmas lights, but at 10:30 at night? During the most active meteor shower of the year? Give it a rest, people.

I often long for a blackout just so I can see some stars.

[User Picture]From: wyckhurst
2004-12-14 02:25 am (UTC)
Too many lights and I turn into scrooge. There's a point where more is NOT better.

Sorry your star gazing was ruined!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2004-12-14 04:56 am (UTC)
I probably shouldn't complain, since before last night I had seen exactly two falling stars in my whole life.
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[User Picture]From: domesticharmony
2004-12-14 04:46 am (UTC)

Lights! Or Lack Thereof

I drove home from shopping last night, and laughed at how extravagant some of the lights are on neighborhood houses. I'm sure Pedernales Electric Co-op employess will be getting a big bonus this holiday season!

If you want to see the stars, come spend a weekend with me. I'll take you about five miles out of town, and you can see some really great stars here in the Central Texas sky!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2004-12-14 04:59 am (UTC)

Re: Lights! Or Lack Thereof

Oooo...now would be a good time for it, too, since I actually recognize a lot of winter constellations. My two faves - Orion and the Pleiades - are bright enough that I can even see them here.
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