Why is the milky way so much brighter on some nights than others?



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    There are two main factors that affect how bright the milky way is in the sky.  The first is the position of the Earth.  On different days, different parts of the milky way are visible at night.  Sometimes the brightest parts are visible, sometimes not.  The second is the amount of other light in the sky.  If the moon is bright, or if you’re in an area with a lot of artificial light, it will be harder to see other objects in the sky, including the milky way.

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    Cloud cover and light pollution (especially if you live near a brightly lit city) can impact your ability to see the milky way on any given night. In addition, the position of the Earth will influence your visibility.  

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