It’s not always dark at night.
But sometimes the transition between day and night is unmistakable.
The day may fade into ho-hum waves of gray-blue, but—just as one is tempted to look away–the horizon can blaze back in a band of coral and lavender before settling in for the night. Or a city might surprise us by bathing a building or bridge in startling new colors.
And sometimes nightfall brings not a lingering, shimmering sunset rainbow, but breaks into black depths described by Charles Wright: