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Stars over Sussex Brighter During Lockdown

The results of a Sussex-wide Star Count during the winter Lockdown show a marked improvement in the quality of our night skies.

New figures, released by the Countryside Charity CPRE, show a 5% drop in severe light pollution and a 4% improvement in the quality of Sussex’s darkest skies.

The annual Star Count was carried out by householders across Sussex in the middle of Lockdown in early February. Participants were asked to count the number of stars they could see in the constellation of Orion.

CPRE has published an interactive map showing Lockdown Star Count results across the country:

Read more in the press release.