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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Sol
    Kind of hard to forget about SOL that keeps our earth warm and cozy.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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    I've always been partian to the North Star. Being slightly directionally impaired I can get oriented by the mountains in daylight but at night the North Star is helpful in orientation.

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    Quelle etoile est-ce?

    What star is this, with beams so bright,
    More lovely than the noonday light?


    Soon I expect to be hearing that Christmas carol.

    Etched glass was used by Jamie Covino in this "Bethlehem Star". I understand that a "Bethlehem Star" has larger points on the top and bottom, whereas a "Moravian Star" has points that are all the same size." This "Bethlehem Star" is 9 inches from top to bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Sol
    The brightest star of all!

    Personally I love looking up and seeing the big dipper. As a total novice star gazer it's the one thing I can reliably pick out. Years ago I downloaded an app to my phone called starview lite. You point it at the sky (or the ground if you want to see what's in the sky on the other side of the world) and it identifies all the stars and groupings for you.

    Since we live in a dense urban place star gazing isn't top notch here, especially given the tendency towards foggy weather. I can remember an assortment of times in my life when I happened to be far from any city on a clear night and being absolutely flabbergasted at the number of stars out there. Like the time I was on a roadtrip to far upstate NY with my first boyfriend 25ish years ago. We were there for the wedding of a college friend of his. I've long forgotten any other detail about that trip but I'll never forget going outside the first night we were there, looking up at the sky, and both of us saw the same shooting star and both being ridiculously excited at what we had just seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dado potato View Post
    Quelle etoile est-ce?

    What star is this, with beams so bright,
    More lovely than the noonday light?


    Soon I expect to be hearing that Christmas carol.

    Etched glass was used by Jamie Covino in this "Bethlehem Star". I understand that a "Bethlehem Star" has larger points on the top and bottom, whereas a "Moravian Star" has points that are all the same size." This "Bethlehem Star" is 9 inches from top to bottom.

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    Thank you for explaining this as I had wondered what triggered the difference.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dado potato View Post
    Quelle etoile est-ce?

    What star is this, with beams so bright,
    More lovely than the noonday light?


    Soon I expect to be hearing that Christmas carol.

    Etched glass was used by Jamie Covino in this "Bethlehem Star". I understand that a "Bethlehem Star" has larger points on the top and bottom, whereas a "Moravian Star" has points that are all the same size." This "Bethlehem Star" is 9 inches from top to bottom.

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    Beautiful star!!
    To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. - Anon.

    Be nice whenever possible. It's always possible. - Dalai Lama

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    Kind of off topic, but some hobbyist astronomers set themselves up in a Safeway parking lot the other day to give folks a look at Mercury as it passed by the sun for the last time until 2032. I wasn't able to go look, but the photo someone published in the paper the next day---wow! It was gorgeous. I think it was this one:
    https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/mercury/overview/
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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