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Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Night Sky

Hi Readers,

Since how many days you have not seen the night sky in complete darkness? Have you observed the stars and the constellations they are in? Have you pointed at one of them and wondered that how mesmerizing they look, and pondered upon the thought that this planet is nothing but a tiny speck comparable to a dust particle here. Then think what are we?

Recently I had visited the Birla Planetarium. When I reached there, I was not as excited as the group of children surrounding us. Also I had once, in my childhood visited one such place. We took our places and the doors were closed. There was complete darkness. And then the projector started and there it was. The Night Sky glittering with stars on the dome of the planetarium. Of course one could not make out that it was not the real one. There was a involuntary sigh from the mouth of all the children there. Ohhhwoooow. I too joined them. They were thrilled and so was I.

Till that time I did not know that the serene scene of the night sky will bring my mind to the ecstatic levels. My mind became calm and thoughtless. I stared at the dome which, now, was pitch black with the tiny stars spread across it.

Then the tears started to flow. I realized something so huge that my mind was overwhelmed by that. The tears found their way to the inner curve of the ear lobes and started to get collected in them as the seats were inclined to at least 150 degrees. The great thought which came to my mind was that: as compared to the Universe, I, a human being on this planet, sitting here right now, just will not fit any scale. We being so minuscule in the Universe, carry so much of worries and stress on our shoulders. We think of the future and worry about it. We think as if we the most important of all and the centre of all the things.

It has been a long while to have watched the night sky without the interference of the artificial light sources around you! Opportunities do come though. Whenever a major blackout occurs, we can still witness the awesome view of the starry night sky. Best, when the Moon is not in the view. But alas this situation does not occur as there is always a power cut in localized area in the city and the towns. Light sources even at a distance of few kilometers robs the view of its awesomeness and serenity. Most of the stars lose their sheen and twinkle in such conditions and therefore are not visible. Also the pollution levels of cities and nowadays, towns combined with natural conditions such as clouds, dusty winds and rain hinders the view.

Lucky are those who can still just look above at night and find the stars twinkling in their eyes.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,
How I wonder what you are?
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!

1 comment:

HellyersOnline said...

"When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?"
Psalm 8:3-4