Artificial Light at Night Trend Map (IMAGE) Cornell University Caption Map shows trends in levels of artificial light at night (ALAN) across the Western Hemisphere from 1992 to 2013. Pink and red dots show increases; blue dots show where light levels are decreasing. Credit Graphic by Frank La Sorte, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Usage Restrictions For use with articles about this research only. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.