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#164 - devout feminist (10/30/2013) [-]
The cityscape is too bright, it would be much darker than that.
Go to a remote forest and find out just how dark it gets, despite all the stars.
The high buildings in those cities will have a similar effect on ground level.

And all the people talking about crime rates, funny how that works in places where there isn't many lights in night time. Crime rates are lower but that may be because people are less mentally ****** in those places as well.
#157 - Jameshaich (10/17/2013) [-]
Yeah lets turn off all light and live in darkness, who cares if you can't see well or can't drive or can't do anything. The sky will be pretty.
User avatar #155 - niggernazi (10/17/2013) [-]
yeah because i would feel totally safe walking on a street with no lights and a lot of *******
User avatar #129 - slapchoppin (10/17/2013) [-]
yeah and walking down the streets without being able to see anything would be fantastic
User avatar #140 to #129 - trollmobile (10/17/2013) [-]
actually, when there isn't light pollution, you can see pretty clearly on starlit nights.
the reason you can't see **** without lights in the city, is because of all the light pollution around you, making you have to have even more lights.
#135 - devout feminist (10/17/2013) [-]
the funny thing is, this picture was taken by a camera with flash..
User avatar #132 - Kairyuka (10/17/2013) [-]
Yeah, let's turn all our lights off so we can look at pwetty stars. I'm sure that'll help with the crime problems too.
User avatar #127 - psykobear (10/17/2013) [-]
Um... no?
Clouds exist... as does air pollution, or smog... and the atmosphere...
Also, many of the stars and galaxies we know of can only be seen with a telescope.
I kinda feel that someone got a little crazy with cropping and forgot about, well, science.
User avatar #122 - FairyGodParents ONLINE (10/17/2013) [-]
I live way up north in the middle of nowhere. The closest town of over 5000 people to me is 5 hours. And I don't even see skies like this, not even close. From these places the air pollution would surely make the stars way less visible than from my point of view, so ******** .
#126 to #122 - bazda (10/17/2013) [-]
Agree, check comment #123
#118 - CHODYTHEBLAKGUY (10/17/2013) [-]
excuse me but what the **** is light pollution? so now we can pollute the world in a new way by making light? global warming!
#121 to #118 - bazda (10/17/2013) [-]
Light pollution is just what they call it when there is too much ambient light to see as many stars are there actually are. You know how if you're up in the mountains where there is no light around you can see a **** ton of stars? And in the city, where there are tons of other lights, you can only see the brightest stars? That's what they mean by light pollution.
#124 to #121 - CHODYTHEBLAKGUY (10/17/2013) [-]
well I understand that but its not really pollution its the lights in the city outshining your ability to see all but the brightest of stars
#125 to #124 - bazda (10/17/2013) [-]
Yeah, no it's not actually pollution at all, and I don't think anyone claims that it is. That's just the term they gave it.
#123 - bazda (10/17/2013) [-]
"What would photoshop make your city sky look like?"
User avatar #119 - sanditroll (10/17/2013) [-]
I see many people arguing that seeing this kind of sky is impossible, or it's just a camera with long exposure.
Both of these are untrue, you can see this sky but not everyday, there are better days than others when you can see the galaxy and not at any time since the moon is also a light source in the night sky it will make your eyes adjust to a higher light level. The eyes need atleast 15-20 minutes to readjust their "night vision". So if you want to see this kind of sky you shouldn't have any light source in your field of view.There are instructions if you look them up when it's best to view the milky way.

This is clearly not a long exposure picture because that would make the stars into lines since the earth is moving and even a little longer exposure would smudge the sky.
User avatar #43 - infinitereaper ONLINE (10/17/2013) [-]
It would really nice but unfortunately with all the electricity and pollution it's pretty much not possible. Maybe someday in the far future where cities have force field/purifiers that protect/keep the city clean and safe.

Assuming we don't just end up like Dues Ex
#48 to #43 - notyaoming (10/17/2013) [-]
I've seen the sky like this in the content. At a family reunion in Maryland, the house we were at is in the middle of no where, and you see almost exactly what the content describes.
User avatar #49 to #48 - infinitereaper ONLINE (10/17/2013) [-]
Must be cool I've never seen anything like it.

#50 to #49 - notyaoming (10/17/2013) [-]
It makes you realize how vast the Galaxy really is in comparison to the very small corner we inhabit. It makes you rethink life and everything you know seeing the vast night sky. If you get a chance to see it, take it. Take it and never regret it.
User avatar #54 to #50 - infinitereaper ONLINE (10/17/2013) [-]
Well I don't need to see it to know that much. But for me it's not so much a source of wonder as it is despair.
User avatar #53 - derpty (10/17/2013) [-]
or if we suddenly had no smog......
User avatar #47 - eriktheviking (10/17/2013) [-]
What about the smog?
#38 - powerfapping (10/17/2013) [-]
Does anyone have Cincinnati?
#36 - madfunny (10/17/2013) [-]
With the exceptions of the differences between the northern and southern hemispheres, should all the skies look essentially the same other than a slight shift in point of view?
User avatar #35 - ribar (10/17/2013) [-]
this is what i love about living in the sticks there's beautiful night skys, if you can deal with the mosquitos
User avatar #22 - arsenymous (10/17/2013) [-]
... I live in the country... why it no look like this?
#30 to #22 - funbaggy (10/17/2013) [-]
Light pollution extends REALLY far. Like the only country without any light pollution to any considerable degree is a country in Africa, but I can't remember its name.
User avatar #24 - commontroll ONLINE (10/17/2013) [-]
There's never anything for Houston...

Guess I'll just have to imagine.
User avatar #27 to #24 - nervaaurelius (10/17/2013) [-]
Just drive outside of the city. We have a huge amount of countryside.
User avatar #28 to #27 - commontroll ONLINE (10/17/2013) [-]
And still a lot of light pollution (though not as bad as other places) plus, it'd be cool to see what it'd be like with the buildings of downtown.
User avatar #29 to #28 - nervaaurelius (10/17/2013) [-]
Yeah that's true if you go out to west texas though you won't have any light pollution though depending on where you are.
User avatar #23 - riverofchex (10/17/2013) [-]
...Maybe if you were looking through a friggin telescope.
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