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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.

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Wolfkop Camping Villages and Nature ReserveWolfkop holiday specials: glamp for up ...

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Whale Rock LodgeWhales, wine and a special reader’s ...

Get 10% off your Hermanus holiday plus a complimentary bottle of wine

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Talk to gallerists, art lovers and drink wine from this famous region

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Opening night (with Makamo) fully booked. Walk-about in planning

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R99 for two burgers and R30 for all wine, beer and gin

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Colourful, central + opposite a gorgeous (safe) tidal pool

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Beer-battered hake + chips, seafood pasta and a local delicacy

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Classic movies on Wednesdays to Sundays. Plus picnic screening at Kirstenbosch

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Pre-book your space on Dineplan, and consider staying over

Windsor HotelIncredible room specials at Windsor ...

Now and during whale season. Plus one kid under 12 stays free

WSDC BoatSpectacular rates on shark cage diving ...

For R700 less. Plus ask for current readers’ specials

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Pair wine, cocktails and mocktails with pinchos and a spectacular sea view

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This country village also offers good food, excellent wine + lots of history

Rupert Museum Add Rupert Museum to your Stellenbosch ...

Legendary Sam Nhlengethwa has an exhibition and playing personal vinyl collection

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Take the day and visit this top wine farm to view local art and eat exceptional food

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