Night sky over Norcia last night by my buddy, Emanuele Persiani. I commented: "WOW! Ho bisogno di guardare verso il cielo più spesso!" I should look up into the sky more often!
He replies, "soprattutto quando non c'è la luna!" Especially when there's no moon.
This neat moon-phase calendar says we're two days away from the dark-night. Just a little sliver left.
“I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia”― Ptolemy, Almagest