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ramapali

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LP Map (new to us)
« on: January 01, 2018, 11:54:39 PM »
Sorry if you guys already know it, but some won't

http://www.blue-marb...ightlights/2010

And maybe others will post better. So far we're usin this, which we only found just last week. Thanks



birchzufhyro

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Re: LP Map (new to us)
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 11:39:37 PM »
These maps are interesting, and tell quite a story. It looks like Romania, Turkey, Russia, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland might have some good viewing sites.

Ryan Wilton

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Re: LP Map (new to us)
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 11:22:31 PM »
I'm wonderin whether they're actual satellite photos, in which case they oughta be about as accurate and detailed as they come.

Ligon Payton

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Re: LP Map (new to us)
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 11:33:45 AM »
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These maps are interesting, and tell quite a story. It looks like Romania, Turkey, Russia, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland might have some good viewing sites.

Unsurprisingly uninhabited locations such as mountains in Norway/Sweden are quite dark. Also locations with poor infrastructure are dark as well such as Russia, Turkey, Romania, Ukraine, Belarus...

I wouldn't place any bets on Ireland. It looks very light polluted throughout. Better chances in Northern Scotland for example. It is truly a shame to see the light pollution situation in Central Europe..

But consider this, if you're observing from a location that looks black on that map, you're probably getting NELM closer to 7 and SQM readings above 21. There are plenty of those around - at least in Scandinavia...

/Jake

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Re: LP Map (new to us)
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 10:16:40 PM »
Dark is nice, but then so is clear.

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Re: LP Map (new to us)
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 02:54:10 AM »
Thanks for sharing that map, as I hadn't seen that one before.

Manuel Ghumare

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Re: LP Map (new to us)
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 06:33:06 AM »
Interresting thanks

Aaron Romano

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Re: LP Map (new to us)
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 04:34:08 PM »
I dont see it before and thank you! I can move it to USA to see my home area!

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Re: LP Map (new to us)
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2018, 02:25:10 AM »
Nice map!  Thanks for the link!

Tommy Evans

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Re: LP Map (new to us)
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2018, 05:52:22 PM »
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and Ireland might have some good viewing sites
My sister-in-law lives smack centre of the largest darkest place in Ireland. Is it a good viewing location?? - well when its clear it is but its most cloudy and raining! Thats Ireland - not called the Emerald Isle for nothing

Nate Flores

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Re: LP Map (new to us)
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2018, 07:08:40 PM »
Nice map. Thanks.Dark skies.Jack

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Re: LP Map (new to us)
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2018, 12:04:26 AM »
the area southwest and northeast of madrid looks really attractive. especially considering the current prices of spanish real estate. and the lovely spanish weather.

my wife and i drove through there several years ago and it's beautiful country, gently rolling plains of wheat and graze, very sparsely populated, a relatively high plateau. (madrid is at 650 meters.)

unfortunately, the map is strongly skewed to high luminance areas and makes the dark areas appear more attractive than they are. in the conventional map france seems much less attractive, but spain still looks very interesting ...

http://www.lightpoll.../pages/fig4.htm

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Re: LP Map (new to us)
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2018, 03:06:17 AM »
I think the most amazing part of that map is the difference between South and North Korea. Just look at the contrast! North Korea is almost invisible! Goes to show how economics and politics have HUGE ramifications on light pollution!

Brian Olatunji

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Re: LP Map (new to us)
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2018, 03:18:35 AM »
Maybe lights are outlawed at night in North Korea? Europe and Eastern U.S.A. are well lit for sure. Jim

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Re: LP Map (new to us)
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2018, 06:59:36 AM »
So much wasted energy. Sad.