Life under the light of the moon

Life under the light of the moon
Life under the light of the moon

Life under the light of the moon
Life under the light of the moon
Folks have got used to surviving half of the year through a deep and uninterrupted night amazingly well. In the bright moonlight and under the twinkling stars, they are capable of travelling even better than during the summertime when the lack of snow makes travel arduous. By the light of a fish-oil lamp, it is possible indoors to engage in activity sewing reindeer ligiments together to make skins and fabric into things to wear. During the dark period, people separate day and night, leisure and work time by paying attention to the sounds and movements of birds and four-legged animals. During the period of light, a 'shadow clock' (horologis umbrofis) is utilized, which refers to the shadows created by the sun on the mountain peaks. By their aid, the residents of the North are able to precisely specify the various parts of the day and know how to conduct work and rest at the correct times.