light pollution

light pollution


: light from cities, vehicles, etc., that makes it difficult to see things in the sky (such as stars) at night

Full Definition of LIGHT POLLUTION

:  artificial skylight (as from city lights) that interferes especially with astronomical observations

First Known Use of LIGHT POLLUTION



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