The New Moon Tonight 2023

Tonight's new moon obscured by light pollution

88% of Europeans and half of Americans in perpetual twilight

Over 99% of US and European populations affected by skyglow

Light pollution impacts even natural spaces like Griffith Park in Los Angeles

Streetlights contribute to only 20% of the problem

Businesses, homes, airport, signs, sports complexes, and vehicle traffic add to light pollution

Inexpensive LEDs worsen the issue by illuminating larger areas for longer durations

Overuse of light relative to actual needs is a significant factor

Lack of awareness and perception of light as a social good contribute to overuse

Artificial light at night disrupts animal behavior, habitat, and migratory patterns

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