light pollution(redirected from Obtrusive lighting)
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Illumination of the night sky by electric lights, as in urban areas, that interferes with astronomical observations and can have negative ecological effects.
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the glow from street and domestic lighting that obscures the night sky and hinders the observation of faint stars
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