Polaris

 At 3:35 a.m. I awoke suddenly, no idea why, and lay there for a while looking up through the Velux window in the roof above my bed.

It must have been a fairly clear night because I could clearly see the bright, white light from the North Star (Polaris) hanging directly overhead.  I gazed at it for some time before I eventually dropped off to sleep again.

Out of interest, I googled the North Star and found an interesting article about it.  Apparently, due to the Earth's continuing spinning motion on its axis, in a thousand years' time Polaris will no longer be the "North" Pole Star as we shall be pointing in a slightly different direction.

I shall miss that.




18 comments:

  1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  2. Who built that bloody great aerial at the top of the world? I bet it was Kim Jong-un.

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  3. So Kim Jong-un can listen to United matches. Apparently he's a big MUFC fan. He's got good taste.

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    1. He's probably keeping an eye on your polytunnel cuttings, Dave.

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    2. Kim Jong-un means "potato head" in Korean. Supporting Man United proves it.

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  4. I thought this was going to be about submarines and nuclear weapons

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  5. You guys should be a comedy team....our laugh for the day.

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  6. How nice to have a skylight to view the stars while resting in bed! You are spoiled, JayCee!

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  7. Not sure I'm really worried about which way we'll be pointing in a thousand years' time. One thing I do know - none of us will be around to notice the change in direction!

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