sky glow


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sky glow

also sky·glow (skī′glō′)
n.
Illumination of the night sky by electric lights, as in an urban area.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sky glow - illumination of the night sky in urban areas
glow - a steady even light without flames
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There is no doubt the use of floodlighting in the area will have an adverse impact on its rural character with the floodlighting showing as sky glow and glare in the exposed and elevated position of 85 metres above sea level.
Increased sky glow can affect human sleep, he noted.
I am so excited to see the night sky glow with the vibrant array of colours.
It's as if we were living in the suburbs, and the sky glow in our backyard came more from distant cities than from our neighbors.
A spotlight aimed up into a tree might provide a pleasant sight for a few passers-by, but it also pours light on upward into the sky nonstop, adding to the general sky glow and wiping out the truly glorious spectacle of the night sky overhead.
IES RP-33-14, "Lighting for Exterior Environments," focuses on such issues as light trespass and sky glow and is intended to help lighting designers and specifiers determine the proper lighting zone specifications for particular applications.
The law, which will go into effect in one year, was sponsored by Carl Marcellino in the Senate, and will prohibit the use of state funds for lighting that is not folly shielded or that does not otherwise reduce glare or sky glow.
It's taken more than three decades for the sky glow to get this bad--so reversing this unfortunate situation will likely take many years to accomplish.
In the 1990s, as sky glow began impeding the research of astronomers, cities were the primary offenders because of street lights.
Green Building Council has incorporated a credit for buildings seeking to reduce the amount of light trespass and sky glow through its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
What they were really seeing for the first time was the Milky Way, long obliterated by the urban sky glow," Chepesiuk wrote.