Evidence light pollution can be measured directly from space. This new method allows us to estimate changes in air quality during the COVID-19 quarantine Madrid, May 8, 2020. Due to the increasing amount of artificial light at night globally scientist are driven to determine the extent of light pollution at night. Until now, it was believed that this could only be measured with devices on the ground, but a new study shows that it is also detectable from space. Scientist have uncovered a range of concerning impacts of artificial light at night on the environment and its effects plays a major role in the current global insect apocalypse, as well as the endangerment of many animal species such as migrating bird and turtles. In addition it has been linked to various human health issues.
The nature of the diffuse light near cities detected in nighttime satellite imagery