The sun sets at 9:45 here. I can tell that the days are getting shorter - it's almost dark when we eat dinner these days. At evening, the sky is often cloudy, and you really have to go out of your way to see the sunset, since there are trees to the west of Koktube 2. If you wait a couple hours, though, the night wind from the mountain blows the clouds away, and the show begins. The moon casts hazy shadows only because the stars are so bright. It's not spooky though, since you can tell if someone's coming by the cigarette, and the animals are all within gates for the night. People here don't use flashlights. Sometimes, you truly don't need them, but sometimes - well, I fell in a pit of mud at midnight a couple days ago.