On 1st January, 2020

Constellation of Orion and other stars visible in the Northern Hemisphere in winter

Stars light years away

Illuminate our night sky

Blind to our being

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n.b. Our year, the circuit of this planet around our star in 365 days is unique to our situation in this solar system, if not the Universe. When we look out into space it is awe-inspiring to consider that vastness and our tiny place within it. Happy new year fellow travellers.

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CLP 01/01/2020

On Autumn VIII

Her tilt of axis

With orbital period

Gifts us the seasons.

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CLP 12/11/2018

n.b Earth’s axial tilt wobbles but the mean is currently c. 23.5 degrees. The orbital period around the Sun is our Earth year. It is described as a sidereal orbit because the Earth’s circuit of the Sun is on an orbital plane that is relatively settled during the brevity of human lifespans. Source: https://www.universetoday.com/47176/earths-axis/