Dark Skies

David Dunn

One of the reasons for moving to Normandy, apart from the good food and drink, was the dark skies. I have been living here for 15 years, but I still marvel at the milky way,  which appears so bright that I don’t really need any dark adaption to see it. It becomes difficult to believe that people can’t see it. But I am reminded every time I visit family in the UK as to the high level of light pollution. 

Interestingly the french view on outside lights is that they provide light for the burglars to help break in. If its all black they need to use a torch and can be seen.

Any campaign to limit night lighting gets my support. I would like everybody to be able to see what I can.