The moon sits centre stage, glowing face glancing down. The silver trail traces a path across the sea, liquid mercury rippling with the waves. The night is over-ruled by its own mistress. Gleaming light highlights the route down to the shore. Bright enough to walk unaided. In the distance, streetlamps shine amber in the dark. A trace of pink starts to form across the horizon. The sun is rising to join in the party. Gradually the sky lightens, brightens, reveals the blue of day. The moon bids her farewell. Until another night.
God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:16-18