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Twilight 7 Mar 2008

Last night had to be one of the most beautiful nights I have seen in Kuwait. The weather was perfect. The haze lifted – have you noticed that Fridays are often the least hazy day of the week?

Is it less automobile traffic? Is it some factory not active on Fridays which pours out pollutants during the week? For some reason, if there is a really clear day in Kuwait – and that is a big “if” – it will be a Friday.

People were eating outside everywhere it was possible. The weather was warm, without being hot. It had a different feel to it; it felt like living in a more European country. Last night, when it got dark, you could even see stars in the sky – 90% of the nights in Kuwait, it is too hazy to see all but one or two of the very brightest stars with the naked eye.

Here is what it looked like at twilight:


Yes, there is still that worrisome band of thick hazy something on the horizon, but at twilight, it goes that lovely purple grey color, surrounded by bands of pink in the water and the sky as the sun is setting. A total WOW.

March 8, 2008 - Posted by | Community, Cultural, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Weather


  1. I don’t know, but we had that nasty smell all afternoon and evening again 😦
    Had to close the door and turn the AC on :S

    And that creepy haze is coming closer, sigh.


    Comment by Nicole | March 8, 2008 | Reply

  2. Awesome! You are so lucky to have this super view from your home! Enjoy it…

    Comment by bbq8 | March 8, 2008 | Reply

  3. But I can see the stars from our home every night if I go on the roof and switch off the lights.

    Comment by ??? | March 8, 2008 | Reply

  4. ??? – I can’t. I can only see the brightest stars on the clearest nights. It’s one reason I love being in Africa so much; when I go there, the sky is crystal clear and magical.

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 9, 2008 | Reply

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