By day our skies are filled with clouds, birds, flying insects and waving tree branches, and by night the moon, stars, planets and constellations fill our vision. Take a few minutes every day to pause and look up at the mesmerizing motions above!
When you are stargazing, can you see the Milky Way? If not, you probably live in an area with light pollution. This is a problem not just for stargazing humans…many species of animals navigate by the Earth’s own nightlights: the moon and stars. Our brightly lit cities and buildings can cause a great deal of confusion for these animals.
Learn more about how to mitigate light pollution from the International Dark Sky Association.
Looking to occupy your children? Have fun with the International Dark Sky Association’s activities for kids of all ages here.