L’heure entre chien et loup.
The hour between dog and wolf, or the time between dog and wolf. I'm told it's a common expression in French, referring to the hour between the
end of the afternoon and the beginning of the evening. More simply, the twilight hour.
L'heure entre chien et
At twilight the world burns red.
There, a shadow creeps down the hill.
Is it a friendly dog? Or a vicious wolf?
This is the hour when I can't tell...
L'heure entre chien et loup.
Twilight: that time of day when you can't tell the dog from the wolf. Recently there was a thread on ATS called "Nightfall." It described a
possible recurring situation in which mankind comes to the brink of disaster again and again, in this particular case, based on plasma gone wild in
To me it didn't seem to get enough exposure and I thought that perhaps it was because night has not yet fallen and we are still in twilight.
Rise, Set, and Twilight Definitions
Civil twilight is defined to begin in the morning, and to end in the evening when the center of the Sun is geometrically 6 degrees below the
horizon. This is the limit at which twilight illumination is sufficient, under good weather conditions, for terrestrial objects to be clearly
Nautical twilight is defined to begin in the morning, and to end in the evening, when the center of the sun is geometrically 12 degrees below the
horizon. At the beginning or end of nautical twilight, under good atmospheric conditions and in the absence of other illumination, general outlines of
ground objects may be distinguishable, but detailed outdoor operations are not possible, and the horizon is indistinct.
Astronomical twilight is defined to begin in the morning, and to end in the evening when the center of the Sun is geometrically 18 degrees below
the horizon. Before the beginning of astronomical twilight in the morning and after the end of astronomical twilight in the evening the Sun does not
contribute to sky illumination; for a considerable interval after the beginning of morning twilight and before the end of evening twilight, sky
illumination is so faint that it is practically imperceptible.
From these definitions it is clear that there are many shades of twilight although they all have one thing in common: the sun is below the horizon.
It still gives light to varying degrees in the various twilights, but it has gone.
Astronomical twilight is the one I used to be most fond of because it is in that faint light that a non-chemtrailed sky, in places, briefly, takes the
color of Prussian blue.
This discussion of twilight pertains primarily to mid latitudes. Yet, the discussion remains incomplete without considering extremes, i.e. twilight
at the poles and twilight at the equator.
Twilight Astronomy from Antarctica
The Sun sets at the South Pole on the date of the vernal equinox (a northern hemisphere-centric statement!), an event that lasts for about a day,
as the Sun rolls along the horizon. Twilight itself lasts over a month, before the sky gets truly dark.
The question of how far the Sun must be below the horizon for true dark time conditions to exist also raises an interesting question for
Antarctica, as the reduced levels of scattering in the atmosphere mean that the Sun can be closer to the horizon than at a temperate site.
Why is twilight short near the equator?
The classical view of astronomical dark time occurring when the Sun drops more than 18 degrees below the horizon clearly does not apply at the
South Pole in the infrared!
I have now read in several different books which relate the adventures of world travelers the same observation about the sunset at the equator.
They state that at the equator "darkness falls almost instantly after sunset, there is no twilight".
Is twilight shorter at the equator?
This is a very good question. The reason is a little complicated to understand, though. The simple answer is that at low latitudes, the sun sets
perpendicular to the horizon, while at higher latitudes, the sun can set at a more oblique angle, allowing it to remain close to the horizon after
sunset for a longer period of time.
Yes, twilight is shorter at the equator and longer closer to the poles.
As seen from equatorial latitudes, the sun drops quickly down toward the horizon – and it just as quickly sinks below the horizon. So darkness
The twilight of a civilization is full of things half seen. The wolves of our society seize their opportunity to commit acts in half light, knowing
they will never be subjected to the full glare of day. Bad becomes good and wrong becomes right...in the context of earth changes imminent.
Washington Post 1983 - Planet X Discovered
A heavenly body possibly as large as the giant planet Jupiter and possibly so close to Earth that it would be part of this solar system has been
found in the direction of the constellation Orion by an orbiting telescope aboard the U.S. infrared astronomical satellite.
The mystery body was seen twice by the infrared satellite as it scanned the northern sky from last January to November, when the satellite ran out
of the supercold helium that allowed its telescope to see the coldest bodies in the heavens. The second observation took place six months after the
first and suggested the mystery body had not moved from its spot in the sky near the western edge of the constellation Orion in that time.
I have an Astak Mole. It's an infra red security camera that can be remotely adjusted and viewed from an android. It is so sensitive that the glare
from a bumper, in pitch blackness, in too close proximity, will wash it out and the reflection from a jet passing overhead will, temporarily, do the
same. Moths look like blue bubbles in the dead of night. A person, coming into view, in the dark, is illuminated as though in flood lights, without
giving any real time indication of light. Night vision use shows up on this camera as a straight line of site. It's about a $300 piece of
equipment. The equipment that our space program has is infinitely more sophisticated and costly. What there is to see has been seen and
IRAS was to have scanned the whole sky and issued a definitive report by March/April of this year.
NASA 'Freudian Slip' Confirming Search for (Nibiru Type?) Planet-X W.I.S.E. Detection!
(OP continued next post...)