The night skies are clearer
As flights are grounded and industry slows, some unintended consequences of the global coronavirus lockdown are emerging. In many parts of the world, noise pollution, chemical pollution and light pollution are at their lowest levels for many decades.
It’s quieter, the sky is clearer, and the stars at night are easier to find. For stargazers – on a constant quest to reach the world’s disappearing dark spots – this a moment to pause and look up. After all, it is only a temporary situation: once things return to normal, so will light pollution.