Image Credit & Copyright: Josiah William Gordon.
In the darkest of dark night skies, things appear that you won’t see anywhere else on Earth. This image by Josiah Gordon was captured in the amazing Himalayan Mountains. Year after year, little by little our night skies are being lost to light pollution and modern advancement of the human race. While advancement and progress is a must, we should take steps to ensure that in fifty years-time there are still places on Earth where the Milky Way and night sky objects can be seen. Just like the preservation of our forests (albeit for different reasons) the preservation of our night sky is a worthwhile endeavor because, sadly, the human race in general will not preserve it unless it is mandated by governments. Time and time again, we have a sad track record of not being able to do what we must until mandated to do so.
Don’t get me wrong, we will always have incredible space telescopes beaming images down to our computer screens but there’s something to be said for standing under the night sky and just being taken back in awe at the view when your familiar constellations are lost in a sea of stars which only a true dark sky can deliver.
This is a great image by Josiah and I thank him for sharing. Be sure to check out more of his work.
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