Not a star was to be seen.
Hoshi hitotsu mienakatta.
star; any light-emitting (or reflecting) heavenly body (except for the sun and the moon); offender; perpetrator (police slang)
one; for one thing; only; (not) even; just (e.g. "just try it")
to have an audience; to meet; to see; to face (an enemy); to confront; to serve (esp. as one's wife)