Now that you know how to find the North Star, turn around and gaze into the subtle arcs of the southern stars on this clear night before climbing back into your warm tent. What do you think this view would look like if you were in the Southern Hemisphere?

Will the sky be clear?
Our atmosphere extends from the ground to the edge of space, about 60 miles above us. It protects us from the radiation in space and it gives us the air we need to survive. 
In addition to the oxygen, nitrogen and other elements that make up the air we breathe, there is a river of moisture up there in the form of humidity, clouds and rain. 
And when you want to see the stars, the clearer the sky the better. There is nothing you can do when you get “clouded out” except to enjoy the clouds, go to another location or turn in for the night!

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