Living on the Farm like I do means there is zero light pollution; which means that stars can be seen with amazing clarity. It also means that a pair of binoculars is better than a telescope in most places. Tonight, the moon is just about in its fullest heaviness; so no stars are visible (the moon tends to reflect too much light so that stars fade in comparison). Otherwise, what they say is true.
In your darkest hour, you can see the stars.