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X and the City by John A. Adam

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Chapter 21

NIGHTTIME IN THE CITY—I

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What is the difference between night and day in the city? That may appear to be a silly question, but humor me here. During the day, the sun provides the light we need, outdoors at least. Artificial lighting may be necessary inside a building, depending on the number and location (or even existence) of windows. In the country at night, the only sources of light are the moon, planets, and stars, when they are visible, barring the occasional encounter with a UFO. By contrast, most of the heavenly bodies are not seen in the city (with the possible exception of the moon and a bright planet or star). The sources ...

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