Challenge: The Night Sky as Background (1 or 2 images only, please)

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bmike
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Re: Challenge: The Night Sky as Background (1 or 2 images only, please)
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Quarkcharmed wrote:

bmike wrote:

No forest fire. Some thin clouds moved through. Without the moon and well after sunset the sky isn’t really blue.

The sky doesn't change the colour at night, it's the same blue colour, with our without the moon.

Haze/light pollution may change that, but the natural colour of the clear sky is blue.

When there is no sunlight from the sun or reflected off the moon the sky is not blue. Rayleigh scattering causes the blue:

https://www.montana.edu/jshaw/documents/DigitalBlueNightSky_OPN2005Nov.pdf

https://clarkvision.com/articles/color.of.the.night.sky/index.html

https://srussenschuck.com/color-balance-of-the-night-sky/

Blue in color, as the moon rose (and cast shadows). 2 different nights, but I had the moon up on both:

A series of images before twilight:

Adding in the images once twilight began: (note the fall off in the number of stars)

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