Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Horrid, green cloud

The good Beltane weather has been and gone. The TV forecast last night showed Britain blotted out by horrid green digital cloud. I don't know why it was green, but the effect was suitably repulsive. Mokie says there's gonna be a lunar eclipse tonight, but I don't suppose we'll get to see it.

Going off at a bit of a tangent, there was a report the other night about this new brand of street lighting that throws light down and not up. No more light pollution- that would be grand. We live on the edge of a huge conurbation and the sky- on all but the clearest of nights- is orange.

When I was a kid I found the night sky scary. The thought of all those stars being so far away just freaked me out and after gazing at them for the shortest time I had to hurry back indoors to be safe.

I was fascinated by those antique celestial globes which show the constellations as a writhing mass of mythological figures- men and women and snakes and other livestock. I think that played into my fear. The stars looked like points of light but actually they were these Beings- and one of them was a dragon and he was huge.
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