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why the sky is dark at night 

We are surrounded by on all sides by stars. They literally fill the sky all around us, but if this is the case, shouldn't our night sky be lit up with stars? Yes, we should, except!!! Those stars are so far away that their light hasn't reached us yet! So now you know why the sky is dark at night, even though we're surrounded by stars.

why the sky is dark at night 

@zenhob what blew my mind when i first realized it is that there's a constant starfield around us during the day, as well, we just can't see it because our sun is so freakin' bright that it blots out everything else

why the sky is dark at night 

@rabbithearth I remember going out to the california desert at a kid and seeing the milky way for the first time, i was wild

why the sky is dark at night 

@zenhob If their light hasn't reached us yet, how come we can actually see them as stars. Your explanation doesn't make a lot of sense.

why the sky is dark at night 

@sozialwelten we can't, that's the point! There are way more than we can see

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