You, I and everyone you have ever seen, heard about, loved or hated, cared for or detested, accepted or rejected…everyone has been able to spend a day in their lives, resting, thinking and peacefully wondering about their own lives only because of one reason and this reason is something we all tend to forget very easily even though it sits there, right in front of our eyes. In fact, you call a day because of that very reason’s existence. That reason, my friends, is the Sun-Earth system.
You will die a very uncomfortable death if the Sun just suddenly disappeared. You will simply freeze to your death. The big yellow ball of hot stuff keeps us and every other life form alive on this planet! Every day the Sun sets below the horizon and disappears from our view and a couple of hours later rises from some other part of the horizon, setting us ablaze for another day’s activities. But what is it that happens between all this time of the Sun’s absence?
In this blog, you are about to see things that happen between a sunset and a sunrise as seen from areas within Pakistan. This is an attempt to help you connect with the beauty of our Sun-Earth system. We do not live in an isolated island in the middle of nowhere. We are actually firmly connected and eternally mingled with a system of planets, asteroids, comets and a huge star in the midst of this all, our Sun! So, next time when you are out of an office building or your house/apartment at night, have a look at your night sky and remember…you are a part of this system and will remain so even after you die!
Let’s look through this veil of night and into the wonders of the light that does not belong to our Sun, but to the Suns of other worlds and other alien territories; Stars and the Universe!