Over half of people in England struggle to see more than 10 stars in Orion, study shows

Light pollution is hindering a starry view of the night sky for more than half of people across England, a census has found.

Fifty-seven per cent of stargazers struggled to see more than 10 stars, while just 2% of participants said they experienced “truly dark skies” enabling them to count more than 30, according to the research by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

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