It was also there where I got to see the most amazing meteor shower ever. We were training to shoot at night using tracer bullets, and when we were done, we all lay on the ground to watch dozens of "falling stars" it never seemed to end! Thank goodness for a few good memories from basic training, lol!
On the clearest night here we can see but a few stars due to light pollution, I remember as a kid seeing a dark sky and millions of stars. Perhaps my eyesight is failing.
Fall is just beginning here as summer turns to shades of red yellow and orange, autumn is second only to spring as my favourite time.