Clear New York City Night Sky vs a Clear Night Sky Filled with Stars

You’ve been to New York, London, Paris … great!

Have you seen the Milky Way? According to some studies, one-third of the world’s population and 80% of Americans cannot see the Milky Way.

In this composite photo compare the difference in viewing the Orion constellation in clear New York City night sky filled with “light pollution” (Jan. 1, 2020) versus a clear night sky filled with stars and the Milky Way, with the Orion constellation over Al Ula, Saudi Arabia (Dec. 22, 2019).

Jan 01, 2020 @ 10:00pm EST
Pics taken from West New York, NJ