The results from Star Count 2022 suggests the night skies outlook in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is bright

The results from Star Count 2022 suggests the night skies outlook in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is bright


Results of Star Count 2022

This year’s CPRE star count suggests that severe light pollution is continuing to fall since its 2020 peak. You can see here a map showing that much of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is very tranquil – which indicates reduced “skyglow” from artificial lighting. Cambridgeshire County Council replaced many of its streetlights with LED lights - these tend to cast light downwards compared with the orange sodium lights they replaced. This has significantly reduced the “skyglow” and made stars more visible in many places in the county. Encouraging others to improve their lighting standards (for example National Highways and private companies) would help us all to enjoy the night sky.

Find out more about Star Count 2022

You can explore dark skies where you live using this interactive map - England’s Light Pollution and Dark Skies