posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 07:17 PM
reply to post by MysterE
I'm pretty surprised that this seems to be a mostly unseen thread so far. Well, sometimes positive threads take a moment in betwixt the doom to
Last Novemeber, we were hit by a bad hurricane -- Paloma, Cat 4/5. We've always had good "seeing", given that this is a 12 mile X 2 mile island
away from everything, with no industry.
Afer the hurricane was wonderous in the sense of seeing the sky. Trees knocked down/defoliated, and no lights at all. Nobody was killed, and the
sky viewing seemed like a little gem amidst all the devistation.
When they put up the streetlight out front, I was saddened, as I'd never realized prior to the hurricane how much that single light changed the
Do you know that the power company actually painted around the exterior of the light in black opaque high-temp paint such that it just shines down and
not out? What a blessing. When I go outside -- assuming it's not cloudy -- it is wonderous.
I see the presentation in your OP, and it makes me long to be able to bring in 1/100 of that level of resolution, but it's enough to be able to see
the Milky Way edge and other celetial features regularly and clear. I check heavens-above.com almost every night for the ISS and other satellites,
even do some NV filming.
I think sometimes we forget the wonder of the basic things -- sights that people may have to travel to see, but are affordable for nearly everyone.
Me, I like feeling small and insignificant when compare to the glory of it all out there. It feels right.