|Google Earth Setup|
Ever wish you could pull up a map and easily roam around looking for a
dark sky sites? If so, here's a very cool and easy way to do it with
Google Earth and images provided by the Light Pollution Science and
Technology Institute of Italy.
Here is a view of Florida with the "Night Sky" image layer on:
- You need the Google Earth program loaded onto your PC. Get it here
if you don't already have it (the free version is what you want):
- Download the light pollution map for North America:
After the file is downloaded, unzip the .tif file and save it to a
known location on your disc drive.
- Start Google Earth and choose Add|Image Overlay from the menu.