Seeing stars on Hvar and the arrival of Venus

I was awake early this morning, listening to the sounds of the night. The 4 o’clock bells had just struck and it occurred to me that it would be beautifully cool out on the terrace, and maybe the moon would be setting so I could see the stars. A full moon, particularly a supermoon, is…

Stargazing on the terrace

Remember when the night skies were full of stars? Not just a few random bright dots on an otherwise dark backdrop – but whole drifts of fine-grained pinpoints where the more you look, the more you see? The  structure of the Milky Way on clear view as it wheels above you? Shooting stars? Such is…