Video Imagines How Beautiful Cities Would Look Without Light Pollution

By Casey Chan on at

The enormity of the universe is hinted at by the night sky, when you can just stare upwards to find an uncountable number of stars and every colour of the cosmos staring right back at you. But it’s not like that anymore. Now we’re surrounded by city lights of our own creation and hiding the rest of the universe with light pollution.

Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic want to take a closer look at light pollution too. They’re making a book (funding through Kickstarter) and timelapse series, Skyglow, to explore “the most exotic dark sky locations and archaeoastronomy sites” and “examine the increasing impact of light pollution on our fragile environment.”

The promo video they made for their project below is fun because it combines the city lights of Los Angeles at night with impossibly dark skies filled with stars of every size. It’s something we’ll never see in real life but still cool to see in execution.

To find out more about their project, head here.


This article originally appeared on Sploid, a Gizmodo blog of delicious brain candy