October 22, 2019

Modern Life and the Night Sky

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:52 am by Aleksan

Apparently people are having problems with Modern Life – it’s light and noisy at night, people don’t sleep, birds are messed up….I am grateful that here in the Hampshire countryside it it is dark at night unless the Moon is out. It is not always quiet – owls hoot, foxes bark, badgers squeal occasionally, but I do get the nine hours sleep I need, although not necessarily continuously.

The secret is to go to bed once it gets dark and get up when the light comes back. It’s sounds smug, and I am aware that not everyone can have peace and silence at night.

I was pleased to hear that nearby Cranborne Chase, where Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset meet, has been designated a Site of Darkness, or something like that, where people can see the Stars in all their glory – just to see the wonder of the Night Sky dispels illusions about Modern Life!

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