24 years ago tonight

Night of the south winds - night of the large few
Still nodding night - mad naked summer night. 
Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself" (Part 21) from Leaves of Grass (1855).

Photo: Tony Hoffman/NYC Comets: Mars, Sagittarius, and the galactic center, taken on August 24, 1986, from Woodstock, New York.

Edited to add
: I originally titled this '14 years ago tonight,' probably because 1986 doesn't feel like it was nearly a quarter of a century ago to me.