This is true. The night sky was my favourite thing about The Big Land...and it still is. The Aurora are breathtaking, the stars go on forever (really!) and the planets are clear...there's even scads of space junk and satellites to keep one entertained. Occasionally I could see a high flying jet. In those days my imagination went right away to the Russians spying on us. In reality it was probably more like our allies of the day!
Simply, the sky is bigger even, than the land!