|Countless stars! (source)|
Ok, I know this doesn't seem like anything special. Our side of the world turns away from the sun, so it gets dark. Woop-dee-doo. But think about this - night is the time we get a glimpse of the vastness and beauty of the universe. Planets, constellations, shooting stars, the brightness of the moon. It is all up there all the time, but during the day the moon is dull, and the stars are hidden. What a blessing that we have the night to appreciate the universe.
|Shooting stars (source)|
In certain parts of the world, people are blessed to be able to see the amazing Northern Lights. The phenomenon actually happens in the south too, although few people see it because of its location above the antarctic. Here's an explanation of what causes it, from Northern Lights Centre:
"The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as 'Aurora borealis' in the north and 'Aurora australis' in the south. Auroral displays appear in many colours although pale green and pink are the most common. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet have been reported. The lights appear in many forms from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow."
|See more Northern Lights pics from National Geographic|
When it's daytime, the amazing creation on earth sings the glory of God. And at night, we only have to look up to see the awesomeness of the Creator displayed in the seemingly endless universe. So don't take the night for granted!