60 days ago

Chch dark(er) sky

Chris from Mairehau

Hi all, over time I have noticed the replacement of horrid orange/yellow sodium discharge lamps used as streetlights, with energy efficient LED ones, has noticeably reduced the light pollution across large parts of Chch. On Monday night I setup a camera to capture a night sky scene, and the attached photo is the result - it is the Great Nebula in Carina. Captured from my home in Mairehau I've not been able to capture this much detail of the night sky above Chch before, so it's awesome to see. As the last remaining stretches of road with those horrid sodium lamps receive new LED lights I believe the light pollution will drop even further - currently where I live in Mairehau has seen a 25-30% drop in artificial light luminance since 2018, a fantastic result - credit to CCC for deciding to upgrade the street lighting.

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