* Try walking outside in a dark location while keeping your flashlight in your pocket.
* By covering
your flashlight with red cellophane or a red filter, you can
prevent it from disrupting your night vision. Small flashlights
work better than large ones.
* Spend time looking through
telescopes (stargazing) and learning about the cosmos with your
local science center, astronomy club, or park ranger.
The full moon provides ample light to see in most places. Let your
eyes fully adjust. Be safe. A full moon hike will be a memorable
* Find a comfortable spot and look around.
Allow your eyes 20 minutes to adjust, and you may be surprised how
well you can see by starlight. Do objects appear further? Listen.
Do sounds seem louder at night?
* Many animals live their
"days" at night. Look for nocturnal wildlife such as owls, bats,
deer, glowworms, or fireflies.
* The night sky has been
an inspiration for myth, literature, art, scientific discovery, and
religion. Find your own way to connect with humankind's celestial
companion. Revel in its beauty and wonder, and most of all –