Stars and Clouds Battle to Take Over the Night Sky

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Sunset at Joshua Tree National Park gives way to bright stars, while streaky clouds try to obscure their emergence.

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Cloudy Night Sky by National Park Service/Lian Law/flickr/CC BY 2.0


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AtomicSamuraiRobot
Atomic Samurai Robot

Yeah. My life as an amateur astronomer. Many a night of observation cut short by a disagreeable sky.