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Visibility of Milky Way

Post by Rjoto » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:01 pm

Would the Milky Way be visible in the summer months in southern Norway the same way it is here in the midwest of the USA?

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Re: Visibility of Milky Way

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:43 pm

Rjoto wrote:Would the Milky Way be visible in the summer months in southern Norway the same way it is here in the midwest of the USA?
Maybe. Southern Norway is at a much higher latitude than the Midwest U.S., so its summer nights are very short, and (depending on latitude) not very dark. Certainly the Milky Way is overhead and to the south, just as anywhere.

In general, Scandinavian summers are not the ideal time to see dark skies!
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Re: Visibility of Milky Way

Post by neufer » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:18 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Rjoto wrote:
Would the Milky Way be visible in the summer months in southern Norway the same way it is here in the midwest of the USA?
Maybe. Southern Norway is at a much higher latitude than the Midwest U.S., so its summer nights are very short, and (depending on latitude) not very dark. Certainly the Milky Way is overhead and to the south, just as anywhere.

In general, Scandinavian summers are not the ideal time to see dark skies!
If you can see the Milky Way just an hour after sunset from where you live
then you should also be able to see the Milky Way at midnight in the summer months in southern Norway.
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Re: Visibility of Milky Way

Post by Ann » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:27 pm

Rjoto wrote:Would the Milky Way be visible in the summer months in southern Norway the same way it is here in the midwest of the USA?
If you ask me, no, probably not. Of course, it depends on when in the summer you would be looking. August would be fine, but you can forget June.

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Re: Visibility of Milky Way

Post by Rjoto » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:29 am

To Chris and Ann,

Thank you so much for your prompt replies. I have been wondering about this for more than a year. The details in your answers are most welcome and will propel me into further understanding the night skies.

Again, thank you.

Rjoto

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Re: Visibility of Milky Way

Post by Rjoto » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:32 am

To Neufer,

I just noticed that one of the replies was from you. Sorry, I am new at using the forums.

Thank you as well.

Rjoto