Thursday, January 06, 2005

Protecting the dark -- Part 2

If you look closely at the photo Chet linked to yesterday, the night time view of Earth from space, you will see something interesting in Eastern Asia. Whereas the modern societies of Japan, China and South Korea are bathed in light, North Korea is conspicuously dark. Either Kim Jong-Il is quite a stickler for controlling light pollution, or they just don't have lights. Methinks it's the latter.