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You can see the Milky Way! That's the answer to the question that several people have asked if can you see the Milky Way at night with the naked eye.
In fact, the Milky Way is one of the most interesting naked eye sights in the night sky. However, it's not bright, and it's not always well placed to be seen. So to see the Milky Way you will have to meet the following requirements:
‐ Dark skies, no moonlight, no city lights, no headlights, no artificial light. The best viewing site is from the middle of the ocean either northern hemisphere or southern hemisphere being so far away from the artificial city lights.
‐ No telescopes, no binoculars, (just eyeglasses if you're near sighted) and at least one eyeball.
‐ Best atmospheric conditions, a misty sky wouldn't block it completely, nor would humidity. It would make it not as sharp, but still visible.
‐ Give your eyes at least 10 minutes to adapt to the darkness though. Your eyes will become more sensitive to low light level.
‐ A little bit of timing in late summer or winter evenings.
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