I grew up 10 miles from a small midwestern town.
I thought I knew what it was like to see stars at night.
Being only several miles from Seattle, Tacoma and all the inbetween I didn't expect such darkness.
Perhaps it is the near total lack of light because of the water (not much light pollution on the sound) or because we had a "security" light growing up.
But the darkness here is different.
I am aware of the moon because of it.
So so dark.