全球的嚴重光害問題 The Serious Global Problem of Light Pollution

(Source: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap001127.html, picture credit: Credit: C. Mayhew & R. Simmon (NASA/GSFC), NOAA/ NGDC, DMSP Digital Archive)

從圖中人造衛星所拍攝的夜間地球影像,就知道全球多個城市,都浪費地將人為光源逸散到夜空去。

From the composite picture of the Earth at night taken by satellite imagers, we can see that artificial lighting from human activities all around the world is illuminating our night sky wastefully.

你也可以以Google Earth的黑夜版,以互動方式一覽全球的光害情況。

You can also use Earth Light on Google Maps to explore the global problem of light pollution.

光害問題在世界各地都漸漸地被受重視,特別是在地面的天文觀測重地 - 天文臺。天文學家會定期進行天空光度測量,監察光害的情況。曾進行夜空光度測量、光害監察或評估的天文臺包括:

People now pay much attention on the global light pollution problem, in particular at the astronomical observatory sites. The brightness of the night sky is being constantly monitored at the following astronomical observatories:

  • 帕瑞納天文臺
  • 羅維爾天文臺
  • 夏威夷馬納基山天文臺陣
  • 托洛洛山美洲際天文臺
  • 南極洲圓頂
  • 威爾遜山天文臺
  • 穆查克斯天文臺
  • 利克天文臺
  • 格雷厄姆國際天文臺
  • 基特峰國立天文臺
  • Cerro Paranal Observatory
  • Lowell Observatory
  • Hawaiian Mt. Mauna Kea Observatories
  • Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
  • C Dome C, Antarctica
  • Mount Wilson Observatory
  • Roque de los Muchachos Observatory
  • Lick Observatory
  • Mount Graham International Observatory
  • Kitt Peak National Observatory