Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia Light Pollution Maps

Forrest Hamilton of the Maryland section of the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) has divided the World Light Pollution Atlas into states and added county lines. Thanks to Bob Bunge for the idea and getting permission for their use.

More information on the Bortle scale used in the maps below

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Northern Virginia



West Virginia

All Areas

To learn more about light pollution, visit these websites:

VOLT – The Virginia Outdoor Lighting Taskforce

International Dark Sky Association

The World Light Pollution Atlas


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