Monday, December 20, 2021
(December’s fullest “Cold Moon” now wanes gibbous; January’s fullest “Wolf Moon” will rise on the 17th.)
Tomorrow is the Northern Hemisphere’s winter solstice. At approximately 8:00 a.m. (PST) will start Earth’s “astronomical winter” which introduces both an ending and a beginning. Exactly then, will occur Northern Hemisphere’s fewest daylight hours of the year, and in other words, this year’s longest night. The Southern Hemisphere will have its shortest summer day. From that point, Northern Hemisphere’s natural daylights will stop dwindling and instead gradually lengthen.
Essentially, our hemispheric Earth world will begin its transition from darkness to light. The changeover is a physical phenomenon, it’s scientifically defined. We actually will witness changes that occur.
Our known world, concurrently also, will remain dark, but in ways not scientifically defined. Earth’s people have evolved in cultures that bring many different social and political views often worlds apart. The conflicting, deeply-held views can’t enable proper facilitation toward making significant repairs to our Earth.
Differing opinions and worldviews about social and environmental concerns represent a basic conflict that today’s leaders can’t resolve. It’s about how, and whether, to continue enabling a relatively small portion of world citizenry to keep accumulating great wealth, and keep very tight grasps on it.
With much of our planet under pressure, countries have begun looking skyward. Technology is wonderful, space is exciting and dreamy. Hopes of someday colonizing other planets shouldn’t suggest an eventuality of escaping Earth’s very desperate needs. We must fix our planet. Somehow.
Dear Friends: Darkness to light, equally about physical phenomenon and worldviews. Diana