[XAP]Bob wrote: Xilter wrote:
Particularly when there is no evidence.
I think you should all get on with wearing rabbits feet - but only the ones I sell obviously....
I’m leaving before pure exasperation causes me to say something utterly uncalled for
Ok - what evidence is there that in typical UK conditions (I’ll accept that north of the artic circle things may get a little murky) that having ~3W of lighting makes someone more visible in amongst a sea of ~1kW/m^2 light from the big ball?
What evidence is there that people who run lights are in any way safer than those who don’t. Heck the evidence is weak enough at night, let alone when everyone is clearly visible anyway.
The Arctic is no different in treality, the rules refer to Sunet and Sunrise, it is just that instead of requiring lights (for example) between 18|:00 and 07:00 it is between October and March
Having said that unless you really are within a few degrees of the Poles then there will be a "Twilight" period, so it is not totally dark.
From my experiences in Longyearbyen, they simply use lights as we do when it is dark