Connecting to the sky is part of our humanity
Starlink = more satellites than stars in the sky!
Date: 1/6/2022 11:35:22 AM ( 12 mon ) ... viewed 582 times
January 6, 2022 -
"In ancient times, humans everywhere in the world had access to completely dark skies. In stark contrast, today 80% of North Americans cannot see the Milky Way from where they live because of light pollution. The lack of darkness that many people now experience due to urban light pollution has been linked to many physical and mental health issues, both in humans and wildlife. But there are still pockets of darkness where urban-dwellers can escape the light pollution and experience skies nearly as dark as those seen by our ancestors. Unfortunately, light pollution from satellites will be a global phenomenon -- there will be nowhere left on Earth to experience skies free from bright satellites in orbit.
"Anyone who has ever spent time in a truly dark place staring up at the stars understands the powerful feeling of connection and insignificance this act inspires. Our lives, our worries, even our entire planet seem so inconsequential on these scales -- a feeling that has shaped literature, art, and culture around the globe. Seeing the night sky makes it immediately obvious that we are part of a vast and wondrous universe full of countless stars... Connecting to the sky is part of our humanity, and everyone in the world is in very real danger of losing that...
"With the naked eye, stargazing from a dark-sky location allows you to see about 4,500 stars... Once Starlink approaches 12,000 satellites in orbit, most people in Canada will see more satellites than stars in the sky.":
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