Does it seem to be getting darker at night time to you?

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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 06:41 AM
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Oh totally ... every night it's getting darker earlier, colder too.

Of course, we're headed into winter ,,,




posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 06:48 AM
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I think most people would note that it's lighter for one reason or another.
Altogether depends how far out in the sticks you are and the weather I should imagine. I for one haven't noticed anything amiss, and not for the want of trying since I stick my head up to the heavens every night. Sure Jupiter is being a funky floodlight when it's clear, though when it's horrible and raining the sky here goes bright orange. That's because I live on the edge of a built up area and the orange haze comes from a close by industrial estate.
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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 06:50 AM
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Total opposite here, it is getting very light at night. But then we are approaching summer time.
It is getting so light my daughter keeps trying to renegotiate bed time!



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:35 AM
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TBH I would say its getting brighter/lighter, more than usual or maybe I’m looking up more and taking more of an interest in the night sky.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:45 AM
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Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
reply to post by infowarrior9970
 


One poster said, paraphrasing, 'Well, if you're gonna be in a lit room, of course it's gonna be darker when you go outside.' Well, duh!!!! However, how do explain that even if you have become accustomed to the darkness, it still seems darker than normal.


I don't understand why people go on the offensive at the drop of a hat- maybe they are just unhappy people.

Anyway to answer, no I have not noticed, but I'm not very observant lol. I will be sure to look tonight.
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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 07:58 AM
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i spend many of my nights wandering
always have done
and there are indeed nights where the darkness seems somehow more complete
it is a strange feeling to be sure but i have been experiencing it for years
i can't say i've noticed it happening with any more frequency
but then i haven't been out every single night of late so who knows


the moon is certainly very intense of late.
a couple of nights ago it was so big and bright i half expected to see it come plummetting down
i thought to myself "i wonder if anyone on ats is thinking similar things"
and then i stared at it for an hour.

my overarching point being
i guess
that the moon is beautful
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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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Since you were sitting in a well lit room your eyes havnt ajusted to the darkness of the outside thats why it seems so much darker. If you stayed outside for a little while your eyes would have ajusted and it would have been fine.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 10:28 AM
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let me guess...
you live in southern hemisphere?
if so let me explain...
the earth is on a slight axis (this gives us summer and winter)
and in southern hemisphere its approaching winter.. (autumn there atm i guess?)
in winter it gets dark at night....

so glad i said that without any sarcasm or cynicism
good day to you



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 10:39 AM
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OP, has your town or city cut back on street light usage? I know where i live they have it seems darker, but also the stars and moon are a lot crisper! just a thought



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
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Doubtful.


What I meant to say is maybe you're losing your night vision.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 11:15 AM
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Only when the porch and street lights fizzle out on our side does it seem so dark from my room, but when I step out I can see the stars and identify the constellations. Doesn't seem as dark as you are describing seems about the same amount I've grown accustomed to. Then again how exactly are we measuring dark?



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 11:30 AM
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Originally posted by decepticonLaura

and there are indeed nights where the darkness seems somehow more complete
it is a strange feeling to be sure but i have been experiencing it for years
i can't say i've noticed it happening with any more frequency
but then i haven't been out every single night of late so who knows


exactly! that's exactly it.

I guess you have to be an avid nightsky watcher to notice this subtle YET obvious differences in darkness.

I live in the sticks....very little light pollution. On a clear night we can see the milky way with naked eye. Its breathtakingly beautiful and it is the reason I am ADDICTED to night-time skywatching.

its something the city folk are deprived of from the overbearing light pollution.

ANYWHOOOOOS

it's not the transition from light room to dark outside.

its not the moon being absent

its not the changing of season

I sky watch late at night after 12am PST

sometimes the stars are so bright I gotta wear shades and sometimes they are so far away I can barely make out their pinpoints.

then there are the nights where the sky is just black. NO STARS. NO CLOUDS.

just black nothingness, accompanied with a strange feeling. (not good or bad feeling...just strange)



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 11:57 AM
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itis the darkest when the sky is cleare and no clouds.
clouds reflect light. the light of citys and street lights.
when it snows it helps the light.
the full moon makes the most light.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 12:22 PM
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Everything seems to be petty much the same as it's been since I can remember. Nothing strange going on here in Colorado (aside from the normal strangeness).



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 12:23 PM
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Do these ATS posts seem to be getting crazier to you?



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 12:34 PM
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I haven't experienced it lately, but I think I know what you're talking about!
Visually, things appear darker than normal, but there's also an associated...oppressive feeling?
A lot of times when it happens it seems to be stiller and quieter than usual too...really creepy

Btw, I'm certain it isn't my eyes since I get them checked on a regular basis, and it's definitely not my eyes adjusting to the dark, otherwise it would be something I'd experience all the time, which I don't!



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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Nope, everything's normal here.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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If the night sky was getting darker, astronomers (both professional and amateur) would be the first to notice.
But they dont.
They notice light pollution is getting worse, and the night is *brighter*.

In fact, there are a few groups devoted to doing nothing but measuring this.
Heres one...
International Dark-Sky Association

The International Dark-Sky Association is the only non-profit organization fighting to preserve the night. Join us as we work to protect wildlife, cut energy waste and stop light pollution.


Here's more...
Britain - Campaign for dark skies.
New York - Selene.
Italy - Cielo Buio.
Australia - Sydney Outdoor Lighting Improvement Society.
Spain - Cel Fosc.
...
to name just a few.

But all astronomy groups worldwide are aware of the problem, and all of the bigger astronomy groups worldwide have an interest in monitoring and prevention.
Here is just a random one of hundreds, from the Astronomical society of Victoria (Australia).



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by alfa1
If the night sky was getting darker, astronomers (both professional and amateur) would be the first to notice.
But they dont.


The professional astronomers wouldn't say jack#. You think any of them would risk their job? And many of them are probably threatened with death or worse if they go public with certain info.

And the amateur astronomers are right here saying the sky does change...



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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I am sure this goes along with the sun looking different too...


I am out at night photographing the sky...looks the same too me. BUT BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I AM SO EFFING HAPPY WHEN IT IS DARKER! Cause all the damn light polution can ruin my images!!!!!! If you live in or near a city than mabye they have put in better lighting!

Now my rant over, perhaps you are losing some vision I have noticed some darkness but during the day as well myself (INDOORS TOO). But I am over 40 so...
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