Seeing by starlight in space

Last Edited By Krjb Donovan
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2014 07:56 PM GMT

Question

then how can i see so well out in the desert on amoonless night? the starlight is btight enogh for me to walk around, so wouldn't it be even breghter in space?

Answer

a.ron/wizard,

Before I forget, take a look at this awesome old thread. Scroll down just a little, to chipdatajeffB's reply. He also goes by the name "Star Geezer." http://cs.astronomy.com/asycs/forums/t/36754.aspx

In outer space, starlight has no ambient medium to scatter it. Therefore, it is known as "diffuse light." Because it is not scattered, outer space remains quite dark.

Even our sun's light is not highly visible, unless you are facing in the direction of the sun.

I hope this helps. Keep Looking Up! --Ed

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