January Twilight

The new January Squares challenge, hosted as ever by Becky, the Queen of Squares,  is all about ____light. That’s words ending in light. In this often dull month light of any kind is what we all need to lift our spirits as we wait impatiently for spring to begin. Click on the link to find out more.

January Twilight

twilight (noun) = the soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the reflection of the sun’s rays from the atmosphere.

January Squares | Day Nineteen


Twilight is the time of day that is half way between daylight and darkness. It is when the earth’s surface is neither completely lit nor completely dark. Here in the far northern hemisphere twilight lasts much longer in the summer months and sometimes it never gets properly dark. In Norway and other countries close to the north pole it is known as the ‘Midnight Sun’.

At the end of twilight dusk falls and a bat appears in my courtyard every evening to fly in circles feeding on the night-time bugs. When I see ‘Batty’ I know it is summer.

twilight has long been popular with photographers, who refer to it as ‘sweet light’, and painters, who refer to it as the blue hour, after the French expression: l’heure bleue.