What does the photo proves?
Not sure if it was really meant to prove anything. I think everyone is aware of the luz problem in la rep dom but the darker areas seem to be less populated areas of the DR. Quite difficult for a single light bulb to penetrate a zinc roof.
Light that is visible from space is wasted light. The DR is to be congratulated on its energy conservation. Indeed, not expending energy is a Dominican characteristic.if it looks like that during the night, that is the way it looks during the day. it is mind boggling to contemplate the degree of lost productivity in these days of electrically powered capital goods.*
Light that is visible from space is wasted light. The DR is to be congratulated on its energy conservation. Indeed, not expending energy is a Dominican characteristic.
You like that?
Do you wake up , look in the mirror, and say, lemme find a simple thread on dr1 to pour gas on?
Actually, what could initially be seen as a negative… being less lit up than Puerto Rico… is more of a positive. We have less "light pollution."
From the Dark Skies Awareness website:
"The adverse effects of light pollution extend well beyond astronomy. New research suggests that light at night may interfere with normal circadian rhythms—the 24-hour cycle of day and night that humans have used to maintain health and regulate their activities for thousands of years. Light trespass, occurring when streetlights or a neighbor’s security light directs unwanted lighting onto our property or into our homes, contributes to a loss of natural darkness. Wildlife, too, is harmed by the unnecessary brightening of the night. From newly hatched sea turtles to migrating birds, fish, frogs, salamanders, and lightning bugs, artificial night lighting disrupts the cycles of nocturnal creatures in potentially devastating ways. While research is still ongoing, it is becoming apparent that both bright days and dark nights are necessary to maintain healthy hormone production, cell function, and brain activity, as well as normal feeding, mating, and migratory behavior for many species, including humans."