Putting things in perspective

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© Yiannis Efremidis                                   Analemma: Clock time vs Solar time an everlasting tag of war! After 18 months the Avlaki Analemma project became a reality. Only six of the 52 weekly images were lost due to inclement weather, Yiannis took 46 successful pics through the year.       Solar Analemma is the figure-8 pattern that shows the Sun’s path in the sky at the same time of the day throughout a year at a specific location on Earth. The dots in the sky are the Sun’s center from photos taken at 8:45 a.m. & 9:45 a.m. according to daylight saving time, roughly every week from March 26, 2017 to March 25, 2018. Location: Avlaki Beach, Attica – Greece

This is written while supine and in the shade. Sometimes the crushing, unimaginable scale and voluptuous beauty of creation becomes overwhelming, possible to approach only as a fragment of oneself so as to lessen the searing scorchment of understanding.

Hence, we start with Yiannis Efremidis calming tracerie above, in preparation for what yodels beyond our solar system. The languid grace of Infinity’s symbolic never-endingness is but a glimpse of how all that is, ever was.

© NASA                  You’re looking across 11 billion years of cosmic spacetime.                                                                                                                                          Scientists have released the largest ever three-dimensional map of the universe, proving that it is basically flat.
“We know both the ancient history of the universe and its recent expansion history fairly well, but there’s a troublesome gap in the middle 11 billion years,” said Dr Kyle Dawson, cosmologist at the University of Utah, who led the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) team which worked for the past five years to fill in that gap.” (appropriately, quoted from Sky News)

Would that we might observe our gorgeous planet in the context of the space – the yonder – it occupies and spend more time glorifying its wonders than in wrestling down myriad, earth-bound trivialities.

Amid such ventilating wonder, thankfulness for our surroundings and those who help us understand it better is surely a universe of blessing?

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