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According to a recent study carried out by around 1000 volunteers half of Britain cannot see a starry sky at night because of light pollution.

Beams from street lamps, shops and offices are creating an artificially bright landscape, says the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

Campaigners said that despite initiatives to reduce light pollution the contamination of British night skies continues largely unchecked.

Together with the British Astronomical Association, the group are calling for a reduction in light pollution.

Moor up on your Canal Boat Holiday miles away from any street or artificial lighting to enjoy the night sky in all its glory.

The quieter pace of life on your Canal Boat Holiday also means you can enjoy the stars with little interruption.

Look up to the heavens and on a clear night you will be able to see a slight haze which is in fact billions of stars that make up the Milky Way.

The North Star and the brightest in the sky has been used by sailors for navigation for thousands of years.

The moon will appear as a different shape every night as it goes through it's different phases or cycles from full to crescent.

There are eight phases of the moon and it can be either waxing or waning and it takes about 29 and a half days to complete a cycle.


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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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