After reading the chapter on night, I found the quote by Diane Ackerman very interesting. In the chapter she says, ” What we call “night” is the time we spend facing the secret reaches of space, where other solar systems and, perhaps, other planetarians dwell. Don’t think of night as the absence of day; think of it as a kind of freedom. Turned away from our sun, we see the dawning of far flung galaxies. We are no longer sun-blind to the star-coated universe we inhabit…” What I got from this quote is that night isn’t something that should be portrayed as negative, but instead as a time of discovery. During the day we cannot see past the blue sky that is illuminated by our sun, but when the sun goes down and night emerges, we get to glimpse into the infinite expanse of space without the overbearing light of the sun to hold our vision back. In places that are far from any sources of light pollution at night, you can see the hundreds of stars that are speckled across the sky.