Save the Night in Europe
Light pollution is the alteration of natural light levels in the outdoor environment due to manmade light sources. Reported adverse effects of light pollution involve the animal kingdom, the vegetable kingdom and mankind. One of the most noticeable effects of light pollution is the increase in night sky brightness. The light wasted upward by the night-time outdoor lighting, in fact, lights up the atmospheric particles and molecules producing a luminous background which obstructs the vision of the night sky. This causes the loss of perception of the Universe where we live. This Web Site has the purposes to give you information on the problem of light pollution in the European Union and on its possible solutions.
Photo Giovanni Barcheri, Cielobuio (Milano-Lacchiarella)