Hello everyone, I am new to the Cloudy Nights Forum and I am also relatively new to Visual Astronomy. So last time I went on a holiday and I went to a very remote place which has a Bortle 2 sky(source:Clear Outside app). I checked on google and it said that there was almost no moon(the percentage is below 10% but I forgot the exact number). However, when I arrived there and waited until night I could not see the Milky Way's core, even when I viewed the correct way by checking the Stellarium app. So I want to ask to what extent can clouds affect the visibility of the Milky Way. Because I checked on the Clear Outside app(when the Milky Way was above the horizon) and it showed a red time with a high amount of high clouds(above 80), medium clouds below 10 and low clouds which if I remember correctly was not much(dark blue on Clear Outside app). Before this trip I did not pay much attention to the variable of clouds because I thought you could at least see through them and maybe there would be gaps between them that would allow me to at least get a glimpse of the Milky Way. I would also like to ask whether maybe it wasn't the clouds that caused the Milky Way to not be able to be seen and maybe it was some other factor. To add information, there was almost no local light pollution. Addition: The location was in the Southern Hemisphere
Edited by BLUSky, 15 October 2021 - 12:41 AM.