Where to find dark skies for the Quadrantid meteor shower

Finding dark night skies was easy only two or three decades ago, but lately extravagant and excessive outdoor lighting has spoiled the skies over most of Europe. Light pollution is widespread and increasing rapidly, making it more and more difficult to find good skies to enjoy celestial phenomena like the upcoming Quadrantid meteor shower. Let us take a look at where we still can find good night skies. The widespread expansion and proliferation of outdoor lighting has degraded the night skies to the extent, where few people actually ever get to experience truly dark night skies. Dark night skies have become rare, in fact several European countries have virtually no dark night skies anymore. There is a common misconception, that … Continue reading Where to find dark skies for the Quadrantid meteor shower