I suspect based on my latitude I’ll be walking to work from the train station in darkness for about 7 months of the year. I try to vary the route, but this picture drawn on a white lightbox along the way makes me smile. (Today I noted that the bulb inside the plastic had burned out. D’oh!)
Also, its an inadvertent and ironic homage to ‘2001 a space odyssey’. Ain’t no benevolent civilisations out there looking after US I would think.