Just got home. Had dinner with my brother. Got some Chinese take-out and rented a DVD. I borrowed his Dune and retrieved my Sopranos discs. It's a beautiful night out. Just below 0°C and a very clear sky. The stars shine brighter than I've seen in a long time. Well, maybe that's my fault for living in a country with so much light polution.
Update: I found this satellite image of Europe at night.