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Preserving the View: Light Pollution Won't Ruin this View of the Northern Lights

By Ernie MastroianniApr 24, 2017 5:00 PM
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(Credit: Jacob Frank/National Park Service)


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As the starry sky glows green from the northern lights, one source of illumination is noticeably absent: light pollution. With no glare from streetlights or billboards, this lone observer at Glacier National Park’s Lake McDonald enjoys a sight all but invisible from urban areas.

Read more: Officials at our national parks are taking the lead to slow the growth of light pollution.      

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