Why does it look dark outside when the lights are turned on and vice versa?

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I’ve been wondering this for years and I haven’t seen any answers online

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So when you turn the lights on nearby, your irises cause your pupils to constrict, letting in less light — this is done to avoid damage to the sensitive receptors lining the insides of your eyes.

This is well and good for the inside, because there’s a lot of light. But there’s not a lot of light coming from the outside, so your constricted pupils don’t receive enough information, enough light, to paint a picture.