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How to tell where the darkest skies are near you

Buzz Lightyear

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has anybody used the overlay from the AVEX website.

AVEX: UK Light pollution Map

you can add overlay file to google earth, its very good and pretty accurate, you can zoom right to the exact location, put a marker on it and add comments, it shows the level of polution within a few meters of where you wish to go.

i just installed google earth downloaded the file from here:


and execute it to run.


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Seems a bit off for my place.

They look like they've just presumed lights and shaded accordingly.

A place near mine has 2 lights in the middle of nowhere and it's shaded on the overlay to suggest pollution. Couldn't be further from the truth to me fair.

Still...handy overlay :)

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