Wednesday, May 26, 2010

good bye night sky

snowmobiles making their way home across the bay.

For those of you below the arctic; we now say farewell to the night sky. Today the forecast states the sun sets at 10:11pm and will rise at 02:52am. In reality; it doesn't get dark, dusky yes but starry and moon-y darkness-no.

moon low on the horizon

Most evenings we are rewarded with a view of the moon sliding across our window. We hope to never take it for granted. For many years I would look up in the early morning as my only opportunity to see the night sky on my way to work.

For many years living in Toronto, I was unable to see the stars and moon, it was depressing for me. Now I have the honour of seeing big sky, big moons and. the milky way as the seasons permit. Every time I step outside there is something to surprise me in the sky; aurora borealis, mares tail clouds, mackerel sky, sunsets that linger for hours and, the unbelievable visibility at nearly 50 kilometres.


Unknown said...

Hi Shelley,

How are you?

Can you believe it's been 3 years that we worked together but I still read your blog and talk about you to my friends and co-workers. Actually as I was doing that, one of the pharmacy techs who works with me at Toronto Western Hospital and is a member of CAPT, said that he would like to invite you to be a guest speaker at a conference next year. Can I give him this blog address and/or your e-mail address so he can get in touch with you?


Shelley said...

Hi Judit, I've emailed your gmail account. Good to hear from you! S