The moon rises high up in the night sky...
... Bathing a sea of clouds in its ethereal glow
Stars from light years away are spread across a wide expanse of space...
...as a lone shooting star streaks across the Milky Way (make a wish, everybody!)
But in this day and age, the sight of natural starlight is a rare occurence
Illumination from modern lights and electricity have dramatically reduced the visibility of stars in the night
As the day gives way to night, Kuala Lumpur erupts into a landscape of colourful lights...
As does the city of Seoul, South Korea...
... and downtown Dubai
One can't deny the wonders of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas...
... Or when the Eiffel Tower lights up an fireworks erupt across the sky in Paris on New Year's Eve
It's actually pretty calming to watch the night time traffic on the streets of New York City
The prospect of being caught in the rain does not seem too bad either
But hey, there is always beauty to be found in times when the lights go off
Don't you wish you could escape to the serene waterside of Lake Wakatipu?
Or rent a cabin in the far-off lands of Norway to capture the aurora borealis?
Wouldn't you agree that nature's beauty shines best when the lights go off?
Turn your lights off for an hour this 28 March 2015 from 8.30pm onwards as part of the worldwide Earth Hour movement. It's time to make our stand for climate change and a better future for our planet.