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Nighttime clouds in Glacier National Park by Ray Stinson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Clouds obscuring the Milky Way in a pristine environment

These images were taken by Ray Stinson in Glacier National Park, and shows how in natural environments clouds appear dark against the brightly star lit sky. For plants, animals, and human observers in urban and suburban areas, the effect of clouds is reversed, and cloudy nights are far brighter than clear nights. The photo above is compared to one taken in Berlin here.