Sunday, September 30, 2007

Nights, take two

Yippie! This week I'm on nights. Last time I hated it, slept badly and summed up the experience as "A whole week of cleaning, with no-one to talk to". But this time's better, possibly because I've slept well in the day, grabbed a blast on the kite before sunset and been kept busy making snacks for the revelers and fresh bread for tomorrow.

There's also a good view. Now we've passed the equinox, dark nights are a thing of the past. The sun still rises in the East and sets in the West. But after sunset, rather than the sky going black, a thin red glow travels from right to left across the southern horizon.

The CASLab at local midnight

There's more light at midnight now, than there was at midday in the winter!


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