Lights drown out aurora

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 21:34

There was a remarkable display of northern lights recently — remarkable especially in that it actually overpowered the flood of artificial lighting growth has brought to Eagle River. Even on streets bleached by muni lighting, the aurora whisped its satiny ribbons. On older, darker streets, pulses of rich green tinged in rose streaked the sky — until a resident’s supernova lawn light blotted it out.

It’s getting increasingly difficult to see the aurora from town. In our communial rush to enjoy the area’s natural beauty, we’re crowding it out.

Please consider your exterior lighting, and do what you can to preserve our spectacular nighttime sky.


— Clinton Holloway

Eagle River

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