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Light Pollution

Posted by Rhonda J. Ferree -

Some of my most memorable life moments happen at night when looking at a starry sky. For me those moments happen on camping trips, while boating down the Illinois River, and when canoeing the Canadian boundary waters. They also occur regularly in my own backyard while swimming at night or sitting in one of my favorite gardens. Especially breathtaking and memorable, are the winter skies that I've seen from our outdoor hot tub. Fortunately for me, my home is located in the country away from any city lights and the light pollution they emit.

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