Every day our eyes catch the light of our memories – time spent with family, the journey to work, a special holiday, a beautiful sunset or a dark starlit night. Each image captured is a picture drawn in light – a photograph: only to be lost in our minds or forever forgotten. Nearly two hundred years ago a small group of amateur scientists achieved what had eluded mankind for centuries – the ability to capture a permanent record of an image seen by their own eyes – a moment in time frozen onto a surface. They had discovered Photography. They were the ‘Catchers of the Light’.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Light Pollution in Athens Greece

Night-time light emissions over Greece on 19/09/2001

Modelling of light pollution in suburban areas using remotely sensed
imagery and GIS


C. Chalkiasa,*, M. Petrakisb, B. Psilogloub, M. Lianoub

Department of Geography, Harokopio University
Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, Greece

2 comments:

Primoz Cigler said...

You must admit that this picture is pretty old (2001). I have been in Athens this summer and I am sure that the situation is much worse now!

arasteo said...

You have absolutely right.
The light pollution now is at least a nightmare...!!!