I've seen a claim* that some of the Apollo astronauts stepped into the shadow of the LM, raised their gold visors, and looked up into the sky to see the stars. If this is true any mention of what magnitude stars were seen?

*I have no idea of the veracity of this so I'm not going to include a link.

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    $\begingroup$ Related: What did the sky actually look like from the moon? $\endgroup$ Sep 20, 2020 at 1:12
  • $\begingroup$ Do you ask for the magnitude during a lunar night or a day? $\endgroup$
    – Uwe
    Sep 20, 2020 at 11:27
  • $\begingroup$ It suggest in the shadow of LM the main obstacle to see faint stars was scattering of light in the glasses of their helmets. The light was scattered from illuminated surfaces and reflected in helmet glass. $\endgroup$
    – Heopps
    Sep 20, 2020 at 11:32
  • $\begingroup$ @ Heopps That is why I questioned the veracity of the claim. $\endgroup$
    – Bob516
    Sep 20, 2020 at 16:14
  • $\begingroup$ How would they see stars with the lit lunar landscape in their view? I don't even see the point in stepping behind the lander. $\endgroup$ Sep 20, 2020 at 18:50


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