Since I'm using a Canon Powershot A540, I had my choice of two night scene settings. All of these were taken with a tripod with white balance on "auto".
You can't quite see it unless you know where to look, but this shot did pick up the dusk-to-dawn light at our neighbors house. f-stop: f/32. exposure time: 1/10 second. max aperture: 3.34375
It was almost dark when I took these. I'm amazed at the way they turned out. Neither one of them are edited at all. f-stop: 3.2. exposure time: 1/6 second. max aperture: 3.34375
I've always wanted to be able to take a picture of clouds like this with the setting sun shining on them, but had never been able to. I did edit this one just a bit to lighten up the foreground. f-stop: f/2.6. exposure time: 1/80 second. max aperture: 2.75. I wanted to add a bit more pink to the clouds, but it looked too fake.