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Is "sky" a countable noun or an uncountable noun?

We can count the sky as it is only one, but it's that people refer to as it being uncountable.

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  • Also in science fiction where each planet has its own.
    – Peter
    Sep 11 '20 at 10:28
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If we use the term our usual way, yes, there is one sky.

Cambridge Dictionary, however, also has this definition:

skies [ plural ]

the sky in a particular state or place: For weeks we had cloudless blue skies. We're off to the sunny skies of Florida.

Ngram shows also significant use of 'skies'.

We may deduce that it is countable.

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?year_start=1800&content=Skies&year_end=2019&corpus=26&smoothing=3&direct_url=t1%3B%2CSkies%3B%2Cc0

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  • Perhaps it's an uncountable plural.
    – Owain
    Sep 11 '20 at 12:12

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