Astronomy News

Globe At Night

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Kathryn Mersmann give us this new look at the Earth after dark showing what we humans are doing. While it is quite a sight, it does point out the light pollution as it exists today.

April is a great month for this kind of thing because it is time for Globe at Night. GAN is a GREAT project!! Visit the website and get the kids involved (teachers this is a grand class project!!). The process is really quite easy, you need no special equipment and everything you need to know is at the Globe at Night website and you can compare your findings with the rest of the world.

Tonight is “my night” to see this location stacks up. My old residence was pretty good, I had a limiting magnitude of about 6.0. I will let you know.

Go here for Globe at Night.

Have Fun!