Date: 1/6/21 9:57 am From: 'Sally K. Scheer' via Birders <birders...> Subject: RE: [birders] Not directly bird-related but close...
The Great Lakes mailing list sent good information about the source of this pollution and some actions being taken by local government in Canada. It’s massive GREENHOUSES in Canada and the locals there are also upset about the violation of the night sky and its effects on people and animals. I’ll try to forward the email but I’m pretty snowed under with work right now.
From: Allen Chartier [mailto:<amazilia3...>]
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 1:20 PM
To: Fred Kaluza
Cc: Birders UM
Subject: Re: [birders] Not directly bird-related but close...
I wonder if this is what we were seeing early in the morning in late October at Lake St. Clair Metropark. I imagine that Leamington is too far away to be visible from the Day Sail area, but maybe there are some of these greenhouses on the southeastern shore of Lake St. Clair, perhaps west of the town of Chatham-Kent?
I have attached a photo here, taken an hour before first light so this is not a sunrise!
On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 11:59 AM Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> wrote:
Since much birding involves being outdoors and out in the weather and looking to the sky, I’m curious how many of you have noticed the light-pollution from Ontario. I know it’s seen in Cleveland and as far north as Port Huron but, is it visible from Ann Arbor or Lansing? Just wondering how much the water has to do with keeping the reflections bouncing between the surface and the sky. It’s pretty devastating to the “night sky” to an incredible number of people. See Story from John Hartig below.