It was a moonless night and the perpetrator cut the power, pitching the farm house into total darkness.
It was a dark moonless night and I was too far from town for streetlights.
The night was moonless and the dark covered them like a cloak the deeper they descended into the blackness of the gorge.
Now, eyes open, eyes shut—it was both the same—as black as the inside of a buried coffin on a moonless night.
Death was almost seven feet tall, built more solid than a tree trunk with hair and eyes darker than a moonless night.
On a clear moonless night one person may count eight or ten shooting stars in an hour.
The night was moonless, and the distance to be covered about 63/4 m~ The ground was perfectly open, slightly undulating, and generally firm gravel.
The faintest stars visible to the naked eye on clear nights are of about the sixth magnitude; exceptionally keen, well-trained eyes and clear moonless nights are necessary for the perception of stars of the seventh magnitude.
If it were worth the while to settle in those parts near to the Pleiades or the Hyades, to Aldebaran or Altair, then I was really there, or at an equal remoteness from the life which I had left behind, dwindled and twinkling with as fine a ray to my nearest neighbor, and to be seen only in moonless nights by him.