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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Long Time No See

The night sky is full of magic but we who dwell in the city haven't been able to see it for many years due to light pollution.
You can call  it up on line and watch live video but it isn't the same as standing outside and looking up.  Only then can you grasp the concept of how very small and insignificant we are within the grand picture.
The sky is one vast black velvet jewellers box littered with diamonds, alive with movement.
I miss the night sky.
 

This is what our little chunk of rock is hurtling through on a daily basis.  Astounding isn't it?

16 comments:

  1. It's very pretty and we don't have the pollution, so we Australians get to see it every night that isn't cloudy. Lucky aren't we?

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  2. Echoing River. And very grateful for it.

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    1. I can only see it on line and in my memory...and my memory is fading.

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  3. And here...out in the woods, the night skies are crystal clear on cold, clear nights and early mornings. Isn't technology amazing???...:)JP

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    1. A little less technology perhaps and we could all see it live and in person.

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  4. We have no idea do we? That is amazing and calming. I shall view this often. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I do like the city for all the man-made things it offers, but I am happy to live in he country and am witness to all the beauty that nature bestows on us.

    Love the video and the music.

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  6. Very seldom get to see this anymore, not necessarily "air" pollution, mostly in non-rural areas there is too much conflicting light.

    Seeing that sky every night will certainly give you a different perspective on life. I think the rise in atheism has been proportional to the lack of visibility in the night sky.

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    1. An interesting concept...you may just have a point there.

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  7. Awe-inspiring - captures how small we are and how vast the cosmos is. Thank you for this, Delores. I was surprised by how many shooting stars there were. I stepped out my front door about a month ago, happened to look at the sky, and caught one - the first in many years. Kind of magical.

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    1. I keep meaning to go out into the country to see the meteor showers but I never seem to get there.

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  8. Here in Houston (especially where I live, near downtown), we can see a couple stars at night. Outside might as well be indoors.

    I haven't left the city in years.

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