I went out at about midnight and saw the comet. I turned off all the lights
in my house, walked out on the front porch, and looked for the big dipper.
I saw the comet best in my peripheral vision while looking toward the
dipper, but I could also see it when I looked directly at it. It was sort
of like a fuzzy star (about one-third the size of the moon. My next door
neighbor (200 meters away) has a security light -- the only light within
half a mile of my house. I held up my overcoat to shield my eyes from her
light, but did not wait for my eyes to adjust.
to give you an idea of my light pollution conditions:
viewing from home 5 miles North of Pine Mountain, GA(population 1,000)
15 miles South of LaGrange, GA, population 60,000.
30 miles North of Columubus, GA, population 250,000)
I definitely favor regulations to prevent light pollution.