The youngest daughter and I have decided to learn to take night time shots with our cameras. This one is probably the best of the bunch, but I can see the need for a couple of additional pieces of equipment. First and foremost, a remote shutter release is necessary, as even with a tripod there is a strong tendency to jiggle. Next, and likely not for some time, a wide angle lens, even perhaps a fisheye, would make the photos much better.
Finally, a night without a full moon would work better, and if we had done our homework during the perseid meteor shower, we could well have captured some impressive shots. The photo below was taken at 10 o'clock at night.
This is going to be excellent fun, I can tell.