willkommen-in-germany: mapsontheweb: Light po…

willkommen-in-germany:

mapsontheweb:

Light pollution map of Europe.

  • Grey areas: Pristine sky
  • Blue/green/ochre areas: Some light pollution, but Milky Way may still be visible
  • Yellow areas: Winter Milky Way not visible, but summer Milky Way may be visible
  • Orange areas: Milky Way not visible
  • Red: Equivalent brightness to nautical twilight, regime of mesopic vision entered (ie where eyes start to use cones as well as rods to view light)

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The Ruhrpott and Germany’s largest cities are clearly visible on this map. That said, 1/3 of Germany still is nature/countryside.