Ben Eldredge of Cibolo Nature Center eloquently explains the importance of dark sky lighting:
“Our stars are fading behind a vail of light. As communities grow, the amount of light grows with them, casting more light into our atmosphere. This light interacts with particles in the atmosphere, bouncing light back to the planet’s surface.
“Eventually, all but the brightest stars become obscured from view. This effect is called ‘light pollution,’ and, besides blocking our view of the universe, it also disrupts people’s sleep patterns and confuses wildlife. This is why dark sky lighting and dark sky ordinances are becoming more common throughout the Texas Hill Country… Read more from 101HighlandLakes.com