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Old 08-29-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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Most of up north though,areas like as I stated Philly,NYC and NJ all seem so much darker....kinda looks like some Gotham city with no batman type place...some Sherlock Holmes London/UK murder mystery weather because its so dark and gloomy on the regular...
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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Most of up north though,areas like as I stated Philly,NYC and NJ all seem so much darker....kinda looks like some Gotham city with no batman type place...some Sherlock Holmes London/UK murder mystery weather because its so dark and gloomy on the regular...
Please refer back to post #9 on this thread for your explanation of nightfall conditions.
Daytime weather is also generally less sunny in the Northeast than in Florida.
Anything beyond that is all in your head. Pollution is not the culprit.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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I comprehend that up north areas like Philly,NYC and NJ does not get as much sun as Miami fl...its why its called the sunshine state....I am speaking on why is it that when looking up at the skies at night very late into the night it looks so much more brighter in south fl than anywhere up north...and up north it seems pitch black....and so if its not pollution then what causes this?
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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Most of the heavy manufacturing plants are long gone in the Philly area so the air is pretty good for the most part. No 'smog' like in LA that's for sure
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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I comprehend that up north areas like Philly,NYC and NJ does not get as much sun as Miami fl...its why its called the sunshine state....I am speaking on why is it that when looking up at the skies at night very late into the night it looks so much more brighter in south fl than anywhere up north...and up north it seems pitch black....and so if its not pollution then what causes this?
cloud cover has increased over the years with a sharp increase in plane traffic which is heaviest in the northeast. don't know if this is the culprit or not.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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Cloud cover (like smog) makes for brighter, not darker nighttme skies in big cities, though.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:23 PM
 
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Miami is further south (closer to the equator), and so the sun sets at a slightly later time. So the sky would be brighter for a little while longer each night than in places further north. But in the middle of the night it would be just as dark.
That's the only thing I can think of that might account for what you are describing.
The only other thing I can think of is that South Florida is more densly developed than the northeast with little empty space outside the Everglades. Suburbs outside Philadelphia tend to have larger lots and more wooded areas between houses and also fewer street lights.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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night time humidity reflects light.

Sometimes you can see smog in Philly if you have a good view of the horizon but I don't think it's on the level of LA or anything like that.

Winters in Philly can be dark and gray but the city gets 2500 hours of sunshine per year. It's sunnier than most other places at a similar latitude.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:56 AM
 
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night time humidity reflects light.

Sometimes you can see smog in Philly if you have a good view of the horizon but I don't think it's on the level of LA or anything like that.

Winters in Philly can be dark and gray but the city gets 2500 hours of sunshine per year. It's sunnier than most other places at a similar latitude.
I'm kind of curious why you are posting on the Philly forum as someone that doesn't even live here. You live in Australia and like so many other wise people left Philly far behind in the rear view mirror.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:26 AM
 
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I'm kind of curious why you are posting on the Philly forum as someone that doesn't even live here. You live in Australia and like so many other wise people left Philly far behind in the rear view mirror.


You're making some pretty hefty assumptions there boss.

But you post in the Australia forum and you don't live there. As far as I can tell you never lived there.
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