10 minutes spent in the evening's quiet watching the moon rise in the southern sky is time well spent.
It's time to drink in the chilly stillness and watch the sky's colours shift gradually and gracefully.
Tonight, the crescent moon - a sliver of silver growing seductively by the day - reclines on a bed of blue. A wash of pink cloud changes before my eyes to a gentle grey. Pretty soon the stars will be out. The greatest show on earth surely?