Autumn or Spring are the perfect time to observe this. Summertime day fades gently, almost imperceptibly to night. At the start of Autumn, days before the clocks take a step back an hour from British Summertime, the transition from day to night comes in moments.
Although the weather forecast for today was gloomy; and indeed I was woken at 4am by the cat who thought he should let me know that it was raining; it turned out nice. The wind melted away and the rain dissipated.
|About 6:30pm waiting for the bus|
|Ten minutes later at the train station|
|Face the other way it's dark and quiet|
|Still the sun is fading; just before 7pm|
|Cutty Sark; 10 past the hour; night is here|
|And Canary Wharf is all lit up|