Language Obscures the Stars

Still, in our time, we use expressions that are much better discarded. Two of them are included in the sentence: The stars come out after sunset.

The sun doesn’t set. From the Earth it doesn’t seem to move much at all. What happens is that our position on the Earth spins away from it every night.

 And the stars are always ‘out’, way out. We can’t see them during the day because when we face the sun its glare lights up our thin layer of atmosphere.  At night we turn away.  The glare fades and we see the stars from our viewing platform in space. Like looking into our big back yard.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Random Science

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s