Near New Moon each September
8.30pm – 10.30pm
Set a sign against light pollution: Lights off! For an entire night. It‘s time to join on 15/09 from sunset 6.11pm.
By using more and more artiﬁcial light, we humans let the nights on this planet become brighter and brighter. Each year, this so called light pollution kills hundreds of billions of insects (pollinators), irritates birds and other creatures (also plants), makes the nights sleep less relaxing, promotes illnesses and makes the stars in the sky disappear.
Our planet deserves to experience at least one naturally dark night per year. And, so that through this action a more responsible use of artiﬁcial light is achieved for the future. Outside lights off Switch off all outdoor lights that are not essential for safety reasons or at least turn them down.
For example, shop window or advertising lighting, as well as door, house or other building lights and lights in the garden or open spaces.
It also helps to close the blinds, shades or curtains at the windows. This also helps to darken the night considerably.
Initiators of Earth Night: Paten der Nacht (An initiative to contain light pollution from Germany, https://www.paten-der-nacht.de). About Earth Night- Youtube video
8.30-10.30pm Viewing AT THE TELESCOPES