Friday, October 21, 2016

shooting stars & growing pains

Against the dark Jupiter, the brightest star-like object in the predawn sky, rises in the east.

As the orb of the sun creeps into the horizon, the dawn offers up Sirius, the sky’s brightest star.

Consolation for a waning gibbous moon and overcast skies eclipsing the Orionid meteor shower.

“Shot around 1 am. The night was bright because of the full moon.”
Zefri Besar, Brunei, Darussalam

These meteors or shooting stars are vaporizing bits of ice and dust trailing from the famous Haley's Comet, streaking through the night sky.

Viewing is best done between the hours of midnight and dawn, regardless of time zone. 

The comet is nowhere near, but around October 20 to 22 every year Earth intersects Haley’s orbit and treats us to this cosmic fireworks. 

The radiant point for the Orionids emanates from the constellation Orion the Hunter, hence their name.

Here on Earth our mundane lives are blown to smithereens by the chaos and friction of clashing opinions and perspectives. 

It truly feels like the Clash of the Titans

With so much sh*t flying around it is a challenge to steer clear of the fray or not feel frazzled or grow frustrated. 

Thus is the soul ignited and the spirit steeled in the purifying flames of our evolution and self realization. 

We rise above our dense and gross selves or we burn to bitter ash. Choose wisely. 

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