The Half-Astrophysicist Blog

Earth Hour: The Big Picture

Many people celebrated (and some derided) Earth Hour last Saturday night.  Landmarks in major cities around the world went dark and people were encouraged to join in.  I was at the U of Arizona Mall with my telescope at a star party.  Here is an pic of the event (click to embiggen).

earthhour090001I couldn’t do before and during pictures since the streetlights never came on and I didn’t feel like waiting until they were turned back on afterwards.

This week the Boston Globe’s Big Picture featured images from Earth Hour Around the world. Be sure to click on the images to see the cities go dark.  It’s pretty interesting to see the differences.

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April 4, 2009 - Posted by | Astrophotography, Dark Skies, Environment

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