We set off sky lanterns tonight because the conditions were perfect-- it was dark enough, and there really wasn't much of a breeze to speak of. All you do when you get one of these (and they're pretty cheap) is light the cloth that is in the center of the bottom of the lantern and then wait for the whole thing to warm up. Once it starts floating on its own, you can let go.
They're rise higher...
... and higher.
They're completely bio-degradable. They'll eventually burn up and they'll go back to the earth from whence they came. They're very beautiful.
Apparently they also have festivals where they set off thousands of these at a time. Go ahead and search for it on Google images! I didn't think to do it here, and I apologize.
That's it for tonight!