• When a massive power outage struck southern California in the 19905. Los Angeles residents reportedly called 911 to express alarm about strange clouds hovering overhead; they were seeing the Milky Way for the first time‘ waird-fark nm mfarommim
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    • Calling 911 without power
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    • If course it’s California they’re stupid af
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    • We need a holiday where everyone turns off their lights so light pollution goes down and we can see the Milky Way.
      CT_2367 17d
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    • I think a mass power outage every five years should be a thing so we all can appreciate how beautiful our galaxy really is. I should not be worried I may never see this in person
      JE2001 19d
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    • Imagine living your whole life not knowing what the night sky actually looks like
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    • This is fake af, all those pictures of galaxies are super exposed photos taken overtime to allow the light from them to hit the camera. You physically cannot see the galaxy like that irl
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    • Call a flippin meteorologist, not the cops. They're clouds not illegal drugs
      Oshiji 14d
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    • People trying to defend them... 😂 Saying "it's because they have lived with light pollution their entire lives" is the stupidest excuse ever. How do you not know stars exist? That's the equivalent of saying you didn't know cars had engines because you never opened the hood.
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    • Why the fuck does everyone hate California. We are the main source of money for America. I guess they just hate us cause they ain’t us
      pupdog 20d
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    • We need a day of the year to celebrate outer space by turning off all the lights at once so there won’t be any light pollution.
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    • Does anyone else wish to just go out to a place with little to no light pollution and see the galaxies and such, or is that just me
      Shrimpu 20d
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    • PG&E (The largest elec and gas utility in the US) just filed for bankruptcy because of how terrible CA is. The unjust lawsuits and stifling regulations by that state. Fuck California and every politician in that horrid state.
      ajbug 20d
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    • We should have a lights out week
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    • Bullshit, how can we SEE the milky way when we are IN the milky way. Can you see your house when you’re inside your house?
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    • You'd need an infrared camera to see that much
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    • It was actually Chicago in the 70s. Might of also been california in the 90s but I've only read about the Chicago one
      Signa5 19d
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    • The fuck is 911 gonna do about it if it isn't the milky way
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    • I literally cannot comprehend the fucking stupidity it would take to go through all of required education and still not know what stars are
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    • I think that people are forgetting that some people have NEVER seen it before. It’s like giving a grandparent their first phone, you can’t really blame them because they really just don’t know
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    • We should start a petition for a national lights out night
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    • How did they call 911 if the power went out? That’s worth another call...
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    • Damn I live in SoCal and this is true. People here are really that retarded
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    • Hello 911? I’ve called to say how beautiful the sky is...
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    • Wtf is 911 going to do about clouds in the sky
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    • Liar they cant see it anyways with the smog
      EnnayCL 20d
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    • There is no way this could be true. Power outage or not, you can't see through all that smog. I know. I lived there during that time.
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    • I think there should be like a international holiday where for 24 hours the electricity shuts off around the world. We'd be able to see the stars perfectly
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    • That's what happens when theres so much light pollution, people dont get the chance to see the actual beauty of space and the millions of stars and galaxies that are visible to us, especially now and sometimes, people will probably live their entire lives and die without seeing this natural beauty
      IAmOmi 20d
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    • Imagine being so retarded you don’t know about light pollution and or about the universe. Swear this state is retard incarnate.
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    • niga, i live like in a forest and i can barely see 3 stars, so how the fuck they managed to see the milky way over a big fucking city
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    • Yea i wish there wasnt so much loght polution. Space is sooo beautiful
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    • Wow its really cool that they could use their landlines from 1990 to call the police without power
      NateLav 20d
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    • I wish that would happen to my area so I have a chance to view the night sky without any light pollution
      ajmataj 20d
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    • Except the Milky Way is only ever barely visible to the naked eye. It will never look like the pictured shown without a camera
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    • I wish this would happen more often (if nobody got hurt)
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    • Incredible what you can see without light pollution
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    • You can only see the Milky Way from the southern hemisphere
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    • How the fuck you gonna call 911 if the powers out wwwtttfffff
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    • Phones just needed cable from phone not electricity.....
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    • Seeing the milky way fully, with 0 smog and shit, would be fucking insane.
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    • Aren’t we in the Milky Way how can we see ourselves
      KINGSEB 19d
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    • Gen z will never see that because baby boomers fucked everything up...
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    • When you finally get to see and appreciate it for real,you'll feel pretty humbled.
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    • Dumbass city folk
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    • Through the smog? My ass they were
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    • Shaggy useing 3% of his power
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    • We really should have a night every year where the entire planet turns off all lights just so we can appreciate this
      itzdxd 20d
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    • imagine not knowing what space looks like
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    • It’s actually gorgeous! Everyone hate on us up here in ND, but we get to see that every once in awhile just because there is more farmland than city. That’s the reason I want to go into astronomy when I’m older :)
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    • It’s slightly bothering me the fact that there are a lot of people here who don’t realize that is the galaxy we are part of.... they’re more worried about calling 911 with no power
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    • LA residents be like: retard noises
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    • As a Californian I can confirm we are this retarded
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    • Wish that would happen again. I'm in southern california and would love to see the clear unpolluted sky
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    • I wish America would have a light out holiday in which no street lights or anything are on all day.
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    • "Hello, Police there's fucking stars in the sky, send a car ASAP."
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    • I want to see the galaxy once before I die
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    • Fake news - you can’t see milky way thru the thickness of smog.
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    • why would you call 9/11 what are they going to do? fucking arrest it?
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    • This is why I live where no one else wants to
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    • Wow all these soft ass haters the state that makes up a massive portion of the us dollar strength
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    • What do red names mean?
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    • First of all calling the police without power?? And second this picture was taken in Arizona??
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    • That’s a pic of monument valley.... in Arizona
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    • This flew right in the face of all their flat earth/simulation theories
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    • I guess light pollution is that big of a deal. I’ve been in places in pure darkness and still haven’t ever seen it.
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    • I feel like a fool for asking this but it's a genuine question... Are there really places where you can see something like that in the sky? Sure, I've seen stars before. That's it though. By no means have I seen something as extravagant as that.
      Duffunk 18d
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    • Bruh that's honestly sad. I can walk outside at night and see the milky way perfectly. Where I live there is very little light pollution and it's gorgeous.
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    • Like for red name
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    • I would be concerned If i saw te Milky Way too, considering I'm supposed to be inside it.
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    • All of the light pollution in the city areas prevents us from seeing what the actual night sky looks like. If you were out in the middle of nowhere (and I mean NOWHERE), then you would be able to see our beautiful galaxy from here on earth with your naked eye
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    • One day a year everyone should turn the lights off at night and just experience the sky as it was ment to be.
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    • 911: we’ve been getting reports all over the city. Close all curtains and blinds Stay inside do not leave your house until daylight. Or the glowing cloud may take you.
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    • *shows a picture of Utah
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    • I want to see it with my own eyes so damn badly
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    • How did they call 911 if the power was out?
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    • First of all, 911 wasn't around until September 11, 2001, hense 9-11 and secondly a landline can make calls without power because the phone lines are separate from the power lines.
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    • Sad. Actually.
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    • I live in Chicago i havent seen the sky in a long time
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    • How can you call 911 in a power outage?? Like tf, it’s the 90s, you can’t really do that
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    • I get why they freaked out though. I’ve never seen it either. All I ever see is a few stars
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    • Everything you see is the milky way actually
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    • it is an amazing, breathtaking sight.
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    • I still never have and it's a shame.
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    • For those who don't know... Back in the day we too had cellphones, as well as what was called "landlines" these magical phones were wired via the telephone line only and wold work during power outages. Also we are in the milky way... With no lights blocking you it is possible to see more of it.
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    • Yeah I’m sure the LAPD will take care of the “weird clouds” in the sky
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    • I’d kiss to see that view
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    • How far out of the city do you have to be and does there have to be zero lights for you to see it?
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    • Shit man I hate there is light pollution cause I wanna see them cool as stars and shit
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    • Darkness holidays celebrating space should be mandated
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    • wHaT aRE stARs
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    • Imagine smoking a bowl and walking out on a nice cool Los Angeles night and looking up
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    • See, everyone has been retarded for a long time. I feel better about the future now. It all works out in the end.
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    • DUDE I REMEMBER THAT WHEN IT HAPPENED!!! EVERYONE THOUGHT IT WAS ALIENS!!
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    • I can validate that this is false
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    • I don't think that smog instantly disappears when the power goes out.
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    • If you’ve never seen the night sky with no light pollution you’re gay af
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