Each year, the number of stars we see in the night sky from some points on Earth is rapidly decreasing. And, the reason for this sad change is light pollution.
Based on the report released by The World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness in 2001, the world has already lost about 1/5 of its ability to see the Milky Way without using a telescope.
Although the problem is said to only get even worse, there are still places, where you can enjoy the majestic view of the cosmos.
Here are some of them:
1. Hotel Elqui Domos, Chile
2. Acadia National Park, Maine
3. Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve, Ireland
4. Paranal, Chile
5. Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada
6. Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve, Ireland
7. McDonald Observatory, Texas
8. Mauna Kea, Hawaii
9. Westhavelland Dark Sky Reserve, Germany
10. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
11. Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico
12. Cerro Armazones, Chilean Andes
13. Clayton Lake Dark Sky Park, New Mexico
14. Bryce Canyon, Utah
15. Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania
16. Northumberland Dark Sky Park, United Kingdom
17. Sedona, Arizona
18. Galloway Forest Park, Scotland
19. Zselic Starry Sky Park, Hungary
20. Mont-Megantic National Park, Quebec, Canada
And while the places to view an untainted blanket of stars are becoming fewer, thankfully, there are still these spots, where you can visit to marvel at the beauty of the cosmos.