I know this sounds like a ridiculous question, but my husband and I are planning a large trip to Australia and part of that includes 3 nights in Yulara / Uluru area. We're planning to splurge and stay at Longitude 131, and initially I was trying to plan it around the new moon cycle, but the dates I want are booked for that period (just my luck!).
My question for you is this - is the stargazing still good when the moon is out? I had made a crazy schedule that had us hopping out to Uluru and back and was rather inconvenient, but was willing to do it for the new moon sky. Now I'm thinking about just tacking it on to the end of our time in Cairns, as it is rather direct, but that means we'll have a (relatively full) moon in the sky. We're not by any means heavy stargazers - total amateurs, but we want to be able to just enjoy the beauty of the night sky and I'm wondering if we can still do that with the moon visible? Any advice you have on this topic would be much appreciated!
Thanks so much!