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                  Below are the environmental factors will affect your stargazing experience and what your can do to forecast them.

    Light Pollution

    Light Pollution the brightening of the night sky caused by man-made sources such as streetlights in the cities.  This is the largest factor that determines your experience when viewing the night sky. 

    Your only option to decrease light pollution is to move away from largely populated areas.  You can you a light pollution map, such as Wadoo’s DarkSky map,  to estimate how much light pollution will be in what the area.    

    Moon Phase

    The light coming from the moon can brighten the sky, decreasing the what you will be able to see. You can use a Moon Calendar to see when the new moon will begin, and when it will rise and set in the sky.

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