posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 07:12 AM
I was watching the movie called "Wonder Of It All" where they interviewed the astronauts who walked on the moon. One thing struck me was that they
said that the "sky" was so black. They didn't see the stars at all.
The question is... how is that possible? We see the stars just fine and they're bright at night. I would think that the stars would be more if not
WAY more brighter on the moon than the earth due to lack of atmosphere. Even with the visor on and facing away from the sun, you should be able to see
There are no stars in any of the photos; the Apollo 11 astronauts also claimed in a post-mission press conference to not remember seeing any
The astronauts were talking specifically about naked-eye observations of stars during the daytime. They regularly sighted stars through the spacecraft
navigation optics while aligning their inertial reference platforms.
Okay, but in that movie, the astronauts THEMSELVES said the sky was pitch black.
They saw the sun (brighter than any sun you normally see according to one astronaut) and the Earth. But the sky was still pitch black.
Neil Armstrong said that he could not see stars on the daylight side of the Moon with his naked eyes. Edwin Aldrin saw no stars from the Moon
 Harrison Schmitt saw no stars from the Moon. The astronauts' eyes were adapted to the brightly sunlit landscape around them so that they
could not see the relatively faint stars. Camera settings can turn a well-lit background into ink-black when the foreground object is brightly lit,
forcing the camera to increase shutter speed in order not to have the foreground light completely wash out the image
Why does that matter? All you have to do is look at the sky away from the sun and the surface of the moon. Remember, there's no atmosphere.
During early morning or evening on Earth, we still can see the stars. And here we have the astronauts tell us that they couldn't see ANY star on the
moon where there is no atmosphere.
It just doesn't make any sense. You would think that the stars would be brighter on moon where there is no atmosphere. Before you say that they had
to have their eyes adjusted to the brightness of the moon surface, all they had to do was focus on the sky for a few seconds (remember there is no
Maybe I am missing something? This is not "there's no stars in the moon photos", this is the astronauts THEMSELVES viewing the sky.