Not here. The night is blacker than black here. As black as priest’s socks, the only true black. All others are just very very very dark blue. But the night sky at this time of year holds little blue. Is it a northern thing? Because we are in the central belt we forget that compared to the rest of the UK, even Europe, we are quite far north. Light pollution here is rubbish and about to become worse when this scheme next to us illuminates my night sky even more. Gone are my dark walks along the farm path gazing at the stars, for both sides of the road will now be lit by homes. The old path up to the main road will eventually be tarmacked itself, instead of the dusty clay, full of holes path it currently is.
Or was, as that way has been blocked for a few months now. We are losing our night sky. People never have a nice thing to say about North Korea, but if you can say one thing it is that they’ll have a better view of the night sky than most countries, and their addition to the light pollution of the world is virtually zero. Bring on the stars.