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DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600377
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The new world atlas of artificial night sky brightness

Fabio Falchi,P. Cinzano,Dan M. Duriscoe,Christopher C. M. Kyba,Christopher D. Elvidge,Kimberly Baugh,Boris A. Portnov,Nataliya Rybnikova,R. Furgoni

Light pollution
Sky
Night sky
2016
Artificial lights raise night sky luminance, creating the most visible effect of light pollution-artificial skyglow. Despite the increasing interest among scientists in fields such as ecology, astronomy, health care, and land-use planning, light pollution lacks a current quantification of its magnitude on a global scale. To overcome this, we present the world atlas of artificial sky luminance, computed with our light pollution propagation software using new high-resolution satellite data and new precision sky brightness measurements. This atlas shows that more than 80% of the world and more than 99% of the U.S. and European populations live under light-polluted skies. The Milky Way is hidden from more than one-third of humanity, including 60% of Europeans and nearly 80% of North Americans. Moreover, 23% of the world's land surfaces between 75{\deg}N and 60{\deg}S, 88% of Europe, and almost half of the United States experience light-polluted nights.
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    The new world atlas of artificial night sky brightness” is a paper by Fabio Falchi P. Cinzano Dan M. Duriscoe Christopher C. M. Kyba Christopher D. Elvidge Kimberly Baugh Boris A. Portnov Nataliya Rybnikova R. Furgoni published in 2016. It has an Open Access status of “gold”. You can read and download a PDF Full Text of this paper here.