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    Default How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II



    I grew up 20 miles from where I am now but have not seen the milky way in years. I saw it often as a kid laying in the yard

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    Default Re: How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II

    I only see it now if I get up in the mountains/Tahoe or hopefully way out in central valley California (planning week vacation to star gaze out there)..saw it all the time as a kid in upstate NY

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    Default Re: How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II

    Yeah it's disappointing that most of us can no longer see that mesmerizing illuminated stripe that paints a great swath through our night sky. The really scary part is that there are many, many adults (not just children) that have NEVER seen the Milky Way. I believe that being able to view the Milky Way is a right that has been denied to a great many people. I say this because so much verbal and written history and lore center around this amazing night sky feature. BTW, I can't see it from my house.

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    Default Re: How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II

    I blame Thomas Edison for that. Who needs light anyway?
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    Default Re: How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II

    I'm really to new to this hobby to know the skies well at all but I'm slowly learning. I'm thinking I saw the Milky Way as a kid but not sure. However I think we should all take this as a challenge. Let's see who can report seeing the MW this summer. I'm assuming the best viewing is during a new moon which is coming next week. Are there better months for catching a glimpse of the MW? I have a real nice Bortle 2-3 camp site just about an hour away and I think I will go there and see if it is in view there. Anyone else up to this.

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    i never saw the Milky Way until 1998 - Boss of the company i was working for at the time rented a cabin out in the woods in Minnesota for a company retreat (read: 3 day bender). Since i felt that getting bombed in front of the boss and vomiting in someones' suitcase wouldn't be a good career move, i went for a walk in the woods after dark, found a dark hillside and looked up. That sight is something that'll stay with me forever - you know what i mean. Words kinda fall short of describing it; mere adjectives can't evoke the feeling of looking Up and seeing ALL OF THAT. Anyway, I live in an absolutely awful part of the country for astronomy - Lake County, IN. The last time I saw the Milky Way was last July, camping at Pokagon State park in Angola, but the conditions weren't great. Never been as good as the first time.
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    Default Re: How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II

    just curious about way out in the San Joaquin Valley I am in the Fresno area wondering if the milky way is visable on the west side of the valley

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    Default Re: How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II

    Faintly visible from my yard and that too only in summer.

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    Default Re: How many of you can see the Milky Way at night? Part II

    Just can make it out in the winter under good conditions. Summer is no problem. But my town is growing EXTREMELY fast and with it comes the lights. It seems I notice it getting brighter every time I go outside. Makes me wanna throw up.

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    All these city lights makes me want to move to those communities in Arizona and New Mexico that cater to Astronomers. Maybe I'll retire there. Anyone have a half million dollars they don't need...
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