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Stunning images show Cape Town without any light pollution

Here’s what the night sky would look like if we could see every single star

Out of 9,000 stars across the sky, most of us can only see fewer than 100. Cape Town is part of 80% of the world's population that lives under light pollution with a Bortle Scale score of 8 to 9, meaning most constellations are completely invisible. 

What would our city’s skies look like if there was no light pollution? A stunning new interactive photo series by Under Lucky Stars has set out to answer that question, and the results put stars in our eyes. 

CAPE TOWN IS THE STAR OF THE SHOW
Using real images of city skylines captured by photographers, the stars have been added back into the skies to show what Cape Town might have looked like if there was no light pollution. 

STARRY STARRY NIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE
From New York and London to Moscow, Tokyo and Beijing, the photo series shows the captivating difference in over 25 cities. Here’s what New York would look like with the Milky Way visible across its sky. 

Want to see more? Check out the full photo series in 25 cities

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Tick off a once-in-a-lifetime experience when you view a partial solar eclipse in Cape Town.

There’s plenty to do this weekend.

Dust off your hiking boots and head up Table Mountain.

Don't know what to get your dad this year? Here are five Father’s Day gift ideas.

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The-Galileo-picnic-thursday-kirstenboschWhat's on at The Galileo Open Air ...

Galileo Picnic Thursdays are held in Cape Town’s most popular botanical garden

Galileo Outdoor Cinema 4Friday nights at The Galileo Open Air ...

Screening location include Battery and Central parks, and Meerendal Wine Estate

Norval_Foundation_Cape_Town_Athi-Patra_Ruga_installationOn at Norval Foundation

Athi-Patra Ruga’s iridescent art on black pioneers + more in Sculpture Garden

Southern_Guild_Cape_Town_South_Africa_Rich_Mnisi_NyokaOn at the Southern Guild

Free: See fashion prodigy Rich Mnisi’s bewitching furniture exhibition

Uber Go Cape Town We asked you where you would go with a ...

Your answers were delightful (plus Uber Go explained)

Escape Room Game Cape TownPlay Cape Town’s original Live Escape ...

The door closes. You have 60 minutes to get out...

Wonderdal Tree of Light Have the birthday party your child ...

Includes a colourful Amuki cake, party bag + 7 edu-zones to explore

Oasis Association Claremont coffee shopDo Good

3 ways to support Oasis: shop, donate or take your recycling there

Zsa Zsa Cape Town Craving a wild night out? Zsa Zsa Cape ...

Nightly live performances, theatrical cocktails + decadent menu

Beach barA beach bar in Paarl!

Pizza, beach vibes, cocktails, and stunning views, the recipe for a perfect day

pop-up green homeSee Cape Town’s first net zero carbon ...

Have your first experience of an entirely sustainable home at Green Point Park from 3 - ...

LeMottetastingVirtual and on-site wine tastings at ...

Or do this specialised La Motte wine-tasting virtually

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