Geneve - La nuit est belle

Geneva exposing light pollution

Geneva exposing light pollution

“La nuit est belle” - Nighttime is beautiful...

September 27, 2019 Geneva, Anthropocene

Geneva held a planned blackout to raise public awareness of negative effects of light pollution.

I took a long stroll around Geneva to see, if with the street lights off the town would turn into darkness (traffic lights were not switched off). Whereas on the main streets it seemed, as if everything was normal, on small streets one could really experience the blackout. It was pitch dark there. People had to use lamps to move around.

The real feeling of just how much light is spilled in the cities came at midnight, when all the street lights were turned on again. It felt just as if the night turned into a day.