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Old 26-02-2024, 05:22 PM
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light pollution map

lightpollutionmap.info has recently become useless because advertisements prevent use of the sidebar menus. Anyone know a work-around? I can't close the damned things! Jim (who obsesses about sky brightness, and undertakes research as a citizen scientist)
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Old 27-02-2024, 07:41 AM
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Hi Jim,

Try a different browser to access the site. I use 'Brave' because it's more privacy oriented than any of the others.

I just hit the light pollution site with it, and I'm seeing zero advertising.

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Old 27-02-2024, 08:47 AM
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Use an adblocker like Ublock origin, no more ads
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Old 27-02-2024, 09:10 AM
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Hi Jim

Try David J Lorenz Light Pollution Atlas. It is updated until 2022. I find it is an excellent resource and even gives the sky brightness readings for individual addresses!

Clear ( and dark) Skies
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Old 27-02-2024, 01:46 PM
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I use the Adblocker Ultimate extension for Firefox. Works well.


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Old 28-02-2024, 09:45 PM
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For me it works as well in Firefox (122) using ublock origin. Zero ads.
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Old 29-02-2024, 07:09 PM
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Hi Jim,

Seestar app has global light pollution map.

Free download too.

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Old 01-03-2024, 08:05 AM
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You can import a light pollution layer into Google Earth. Itís just a colour shaded map layer. No interactive click info nor selection of data functions. Just colour shading.

After importing, you need to pull and spread the overlay to match the underlying map. I have not been able to get a perfect match over the whole of Oceania so I just align it for my local region. If I ever want it for another area a long way away, I can just realign it to that area.




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The days of intrusive advertising are definitely back. I'm old enough to remember when the flashing ads were banned and webpages got a whole lot more useable. Now it's unstoppable videos, fake 'x' to close an ad, ads that make some webpages pretty much unusable, not to mention incredibly loud ads on youtube.

I use ghostery which sorts all of this out. The occasional news site doesn't like it, but www.lightpollutionmap.info works just fine with it.
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Doesn't seem overly intrusive to me?
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Not long ago, I had problems in Chrome with a add that I couldn't get rid off but now it seems fixed? Duckduckgo worked fine then and now.
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Old 22-05-2024, 01:06 AM
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I have been having problems with such maps. Thanks for your recommendation which works like a charm. Here is the link https://djlorenz.github.io/astronomy...rlay/dark.html
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