Growing up far from any city, I have always been able to view the full night sky. It was just the way how things were. Of course, I knew that light pollution is a thing, and that the sky is a lot less clear if you live in a city.
It just never occurred to how bad it was before talking with people who had experienced it.
- Inside a city, it is pretty much impossible to view anything.
- It is not a lot better just outside a city, the sky is still mostly empty.
- Most of Europe, parts of the US, India, and eastern Asia is so polluted with light that you can not see the Milky way.
Does anyone have a map showing the affected area? How many people have never seen our own galaxy?