• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

Dark Skies

Satellite image of the earth from space at night
Dark skies are increasingly hard to come by in the United States. The more remote areas of the parks are one of the few relatively dark areas left in California.
NASA Photo
 

For most people on earth, the dark skies our ancestors had have disappeared. The problem is urban sky glow, due mostly to too much bad lighting. This is also described as "light pollution." One solution to this problem involves improving our nighttime lighting. It would save us a great deal of energy (and money). The reduced use of energy reduces emissions which then helps clean our air.

For additional information, visit the Natural Lighscapes Overview page.

Did You Know?