"Can you see the stars?"

coloradochick

Songster
12 Years
Dec 19, 2007
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Yep, I was looking at Orion's Belt just lastnight when I was standing on the porch listening to the Mountain Lion down the road screaming that blood curdling scream they do. Scared the bajeezers out of me!
 

wegotchickens

DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies
12 Years
Jul 5, 2007
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Sevier County, TN
Yikes!

I can't wait to try this as soon as we have a clear night.
Going to drag my youngest outside to 'help' me decide what level we're at!
 

Mom 2em All

Crowing
12 Years
Apr 20, 2008
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Dora, Alabama
wow stars-

I used to love the stars. When I lived in Tennessee, I recall talking to my mom on the phone telling her how amazing the night sky was- that standing out there made you feel so small, that the sky had so many stars it was just like you would see on the space movies/documentaries...breath-taking.

Here, near Detroit- barely anything at all. On a clear night, you can pick out the big dipper, and some others- but nothing spectacular that makes you feel insignificant...

My last trip to my old home town in Tennessee, I asked everyone- "Where did all the stars go?" It used to be breath-taking...but now they have built up the area so much, put in so many houses and buildings and 'town' is hoppin' now- you cant see the stars.
 

wegotchickens

DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies
12 Years
Jul 5, 2007
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Sevier County, TN
I can still see stars where I live. Not as well I can back in GA, in the valley where Mom lives, but well enough.

Still haven't gone outside and checked what level of magnitude we can really see yet, though.
 

wegotchickens

DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies
12 Years
Jul 5, 2007
12,146
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Sevier County, TN
I really want to do this, but every time we go outside it's cloudy out! Silly Smokie Mountains doing their thing, I guess. Will have to keep trying!

debiraymond, I too can see the Milky Way, but only during the winter on crisp cold nights when the skies are exceptionally clear. Love it!
 

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