Nice thing about lots of sky is lots of stars. Most neighborhoods around here get 6 hours of electricity a day. You can pretty well bet that they aren't going to waste any of that on street lights. What that means is that you get very little light pollution. The sky is very dark the stars pop right out of it.
Another nice sight is the moon. I have really been living by it. I track when it is going to be full. I keep an eye out for sunrises or sunset in which the moon is hanging big and full on the horizon. I love it. Tonight is my last full moon I will see here. I know it seems a silly way to count down the time but there it is. My way.
Tonight is the last time I will see the moon full over Baghdad and it was a beautiful one too. The moon rose just before sunset, big and orange on the horizon. It will be up all night long and will set shortly after sunset. Nice.
See you later old friend. Next time I see you we will both be in a far nicer place.