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Old 2nd May 2020, 20:24
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Has anyone noticed that the skies are looking so much bluer now, with the lack of vehicle and aircraft pollution..?
I am sure the last time we had such a good atmosphere was back in the 1950s, and if I was offered a choice of Blue Skies
or Aviation, I think I would opt for the Blue Skies every time.
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It's the night skies that are doing it for me. So many more stars and clear.
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I agree. The night sky here in West Sussex is very clear with an amazing star show.
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I agree, much clearer.
Can`t wait to get flying again to enjoy it
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This should settle it for sure.
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/artic...ntl/index.html

People in the northern Indian state of Punjab are reacting with awe at the sight of the Himalayan mountain range, which is now visible from more than 100 miles away due to the reduction in air pollution caused by the country's coronavirus lockdown.
Indians in the city of Jalandhar and the surrounding area have posted photos online of the views from their homes, with some saying they haven't seen the peaks of the Himalayas for decades.
"For the first time in almost 30 years (I) could clearly see the Himalayas due to India's lockdown clearing air pollution. Just amazing," Manjit Kang wrote.
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Another advantage has been councils changing over to directional white street LED lighting getting rid of the old “Sodium?” Yellow street lighting, along with selective turning off of street lighting over night reducing the “yellow glow” that was the norm.
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^ Nut Loose, there is also a massive saving of electricity when you consider the 304 million street lights in the world.

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Currently, there are 304m streetlights in the world, growing to 352m by 2025. LED and smart street lighting will cumulatively represent a $63.5bn market opportunity. There are currently 304 million total streetlights in the world. This number will grow to 352 million total streetlights by 2025.May 31, 2016
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Lantern10, you have just enlightened me. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by scifi View Post
Has anyone noticed that the skies are looking so much bluer now, with the lack of vehicle and aircraft pollution..?
I am sure the last time we had such a good atmosphere was back in the 1950s, and if I was offered a choice of Blue Skies
or Aviation, I think I would opt for the Blue Skies every time.
.
That was really funny

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I agree, much clearer.
Can`t wait to get flying again to enjoy it
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People in the northern Indian state of Punjab are reacting with awe at the sight of the Himalayan mountain range, which is now visible from more than 10,000 miles away due to the reduction in air pollution caused by the country's coronavirus lockdown.
Indians in the city of Jalandhar and the surrounding area are hoping to move to West Sussex to see if they can post photos online of the views from their new homes, with some saying they haven't seen the peaks of the Himalayas for decades.
"For the first time in almost 30 years (I) couldn't clearly see the Himalayas.

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