To me, a nice look at the night sky always helps restore a bit of the perspective lost in the details of my daily life. Knowing that the light I’m seeing from those little points took years, perhaps even millions of years, to reach my eyes, and that the cosmos as a whole has been around for some 13 or 14 billion years, sure makes flipping a page on our puny human calender seem a bit trivial in comparison.
Brad Goldpaint’s excellent video allows us to experience an entire night of sky-watching in just over a minute. Here’s hoping that the new year will bring a little more perspective to all our lives.
I want ice water.