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West Virginia becoming East Coast sky-watching destination



MOUNT ZION, W.Va. — Are you longing for a life far from city lights? You could hardly do better than to move to West Virginia. A paradise of star-spangled skies awaits new residents at the center of the eastern U.S.—a drive of less than an hour from Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
High in the mountains, where the air is clean and the population relatively sparse, the night skies are bejeweled with twinkling lights. Much of its interior boasts extremely low light pollution, though it's ironically located near the center of the eastern U.S., one of the world's most lighted regions.

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