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Does the Moon phase still affect the visibility of the Milky Way even if it is not above the horizon? No. The main culprit is the Sun. Lunar twilight is extremely weak. It essentially ends when the Moon goes below the horizon. See this answer at the physics stackexchange. One problem is that this is the wrong time of the year to be looking at the Milky ...


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Moon Phase With the moon phase, it's going to be in Waning Gibbous on March 9th, so it will be reflecting a lot of light back to earth. Any light that interferes with the sky will make dimmer objects harder to see. The Moon's reflectivity figures taken from here: Fraction of the moon: 0.61371425766053 Illumination of the moon disk: 88 % ...


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None of these things were named after chocolate. Milky Way The name comes from a Greek myth, at the end of which Hera - Zeus' wife - spills her breast milk. In places where the sky has not been affected by light pollution, the Milky Way looks like a milky-white streak. Hence the name. The chocolate of the same name was introduced in 1923. Apparently, it ...



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