No stars

Well I’m up before the sun again, but I’m actually not bothered.  My little boy impressed me again last night with sleeping in his own room, after 10pm he didn’t make a peep until 5am, so I’m starting off the day pretty pleased.  Although, the sky is being less than cooperative, as it is cloudy which prevents me from seeing any stars.  If it wasn’t being awkward, this is what is on offer from the universe to view this month…

http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/tonights_sky/

I love astronomy and I plan, one day, to do a course in it so that I’ll actually be able to know what I’m looking at, beyond a few of the major constellations.  It fascinates and humbles me to gaze into the night sky, when it is clear.  It has a similar effect to that of watching the sea, for me at least, in that it can make all the everyday hassles, worries and inconveniences seem insignificant and trivial.  It really is a wonderful, beautiful and peaceful way to quiet a stressed mind.  When you consider the sheer vastness of it all, everyday niggles become just that, niggles that can (sometimes) become instantly manageable, because in the grand scheme of things it is a minute, tiny, fleeting moment in the cosmos. 

There are an infinite number of things that are much greater, more powerful and important than, for example; being late for work, someone being rude to you, what dress size you are or how much sleep your children let you have.  In comparison with the billions of years that the universe has existed, life truly is too short to sweat this very small stuff. Especially when you consider that each one of the stars pictured below is a gigantic nuclear sun, similar to our own, with its own set of planets with their own satellites.  Also, this is a very small portion of the night sky, which is full of billions and billions other celestial wonders… 

Star Cluster NGC 290

It really is Pringle sandwich time! 

Crush crush crush, yum yum yum yum yum…

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2 Responses to “No stars”

  1. Nicola Says:

    I totally agree with you…we are so insignificant compared to the universe. We are also interested in astronomy and astrology. I also agree that watching and admiring nature is so beautiful and relaxing; we wold love to live in the country near the sae, but will have to win the lottery to fulfil that dream! Love n hugs to you and the family xx

  2. Us too on that seaside dream x

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