posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 06:20 AM
Don't know where in the US you are, but come out to New Mexico
Actually, many amateur robotic observatories are located in New Mexico (including one of the ISON telescopes operated by Leonid Elenin). Seems like it
does have really dark and clear skies.
The darkest skies allow you to see the sunlight reflected off the interplanetary dust (which mostly stretches along the plane of ecliptic) in the
Solar System. How cool is that! apod.nasa.gov...
(the brightest patch in this glow is directly opposite the Sun, and is created by the "full phase" of individual dust particles, just like our Moon
looks the brightest when it's "full".)
edit on 14-1-2014 by wildespace because: (no reason given)