Astronomical Twilight

Before going to bed last night, I decided to step outside briefly, for some fresh air. Night time out here is pleasantly tranquil and blissfully dark. I never realised I’d miss the dark as much as I evidently do. Night time in the city is perpetually swathed in the sodium-D glow of street lights. You never know true darkness in the city. And I never used to appreciate true darkness back when I lived here. Hearteningly though, my night vision is as good as it always was. Perhaps even better.

Actually, being miles from any city for a few days, this is the closest I’ve been to true astronomical twilight in months. And it’s beautiful. It’s just a pity it’s so damn cloudy. I’d love to be able to see some stars while I’m away from all the glare…

About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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