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The Eyes of the Night

Night Vision

Every night before I go to bed I take a seat in the bathroom and look up into the sky from the gap between the blinds and the cafe curtains. This being Michigan, many nights I don't see a damn thing due to gray overcast skies. But in February I was pleased to see something recognizable -- Castor and Pollux of the constellation Gemini.

The Twins.

The Eyes of the Night. ***

When Spring Break came, the combination of staying up later and the rotation of the Earth took away my nightly viewing. But then break ends, the DST2007 law comes into play and suddenly the last few nights I have my bright points of light in my little sliver of sky.


Dr. Phil

*** The name comes from the near human spacing of the Twins. It is as if the night sky is looking into your soul.
And if you gaze for long into an abyss,
the abyss gazes also into you.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 146
Tags: astronomy, dst2007, west michigan

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