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By Josie Whitehead

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Starry Sky

TWINKLE TWINKLE

LITTLE STAR

By Josie Whitehead

Twinkle Twinkle

Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are -
     Sparkling from your dizzy height,

     Shimmering, shining through the night.

Each star is but a tiny sun - 
Globes of glowing gas each one,
    Throwing out its dust and heat;
    Beaming down on house and street.

Chemicals make colours bright:
Reds and blues, golds and white.

     Through telescopes on earth we see
     You burning in your solar sea.

Hot cosmic bodies out in space
Long studied by the human race.
     Twinkle twinkle from on high
     Embellishing the clear night sky.


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LIGHT POLLUTION:  If you’ve ever tried to see the stars at night, you may also have found that it’s nearly impossible because there’s so much light everywhere. So much light floods our night skies that the term 'light pollution' has emerged, describing any adverse effect of artificial light including sky glow, glare, light trespass, light clutter, decreased visibility at night, and energy waste.