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12 Billion Year Old Galaxy’s gYgPOP coincidence

Wolfe Disk galaxy shocks scientists, creating paradigm shift in how galaxies form, according to media reports: as it formed within a couple of billion years of the ‘big bang’, three times quicker than it was thought such galaxies formed: under the premise that galaxies form when hot gases cool; and that the ‘big bang’ happened 13.8 billion years ago.

Two different telescope images are also interesting for greenYgreyologists and POP(PinkyOrangePurple)ologists, as they are those colours… and they are featured in the order that the greenYgrey world formed and the new POP age ended it… with the Wolfe name also a coincidence too, with the werewolf theme!

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In another coincidence, unrelated to the greenYgrey world, but our very own location, the disk galaxy spins around at the same speed as our Milky Way disk galaxy: 170 miles per second.

So that’s how fast our galaxy is spinning in the universe, and…
our solar system spins in the galaxy at a velocity of about 155 miles per second, according to a quick search!

Planet Earth Orbiting Sun Update

And we’re orbiting our sun once a year; with the year inspired by the orbit, rather than being a coincidence. According to a good orrery I’ve used before, we are now south of the sun, in the 7 position on a clock.

In December we were at the 12 position on a clock:

So we’ve nearly gone half way around the clock in five months, and are due to complete the polar opposite next month…

Our Earth is also at an axis of 23.4 degrees, and the northern hemisphere is now pointing towards the sun, meaning the north is now in summer from the heat and light of the sun.

 

Holly Wallaby? Comforting Comedy for Celebrity Juice Holly Willoughby Fans

Holly Willoughby Celebrity Juice fans had some bad news this week, with HW pulling out of the show, putting it at risk of ending. This blog post provides similar humour, that I thought of before that news.

Introducing Holly Wallaby (Willoughby):

A combination of posting about Holly Willoughby and the Werewolf of Oz (WoO) ebook being free to download on Smashwords until the end of the month; and Frank Skinner reminding me of Shaggy, and how the real town of Humpty Doo in Australia became a combo of Humpty Dumpty and Scooby Doo in WoO inspired me to think of combining Willoughby and wallaby for Holly Wallaby!
WoO did of course star another hoochie coochie Holly: Miss Valance, who became Mrs. Candy that year (2012). The Wizard of Oz theme travellers encountered a Simpsons/South Park-style Holly Valance in the real town of Riddell’s Creek, inspiring the Best and Scrumptious Bubble and Squeak riddle storyline, previously posted on this very website.
Best of luck to them all, and I hope you enjoy the image/book if you hear of them!!

re. Movember: May Month-Hair Wordplay Treble

While I consider the Movember movement  a good cause, I don’t consider it sacrosanct (I also don’t hide the fact I had to look up the spelling for that; and wasn’t even thinking it properly!), and let it stand in the way of my creative wordplay genius: science doesn’t stop and rest on its laurels when it split the atom, but tries to go smaller and smaller, to quantum and infinity… and I managed to find a great (subjective bias I know!) wordplay ending to this blogpost!

You may be wondering how someone who is not an English language expert can also be an English language genius, but that would be more about you not understanding genius: sometimes to be a genius means knowing less about the subject, because if you’ve absorbed too much of the subject it’s harder to be yourself and original!

May Genius Month

When I cut off most of my winter ‘coat’ I kept the moustache, because it had reached below my chin, and I’d never had such a moustache before.

Then, thinking of Movember (November moustache), I thought it was a pity it was April, between March (Marchtache) and May (Maytache), so I kept it until this month!

Then a couple of days before I thought I had grown a bit of a mullet, and thought of Mayllet.

But it wasn’t until yesterday morning, and how my hair turned out, that I saw the Mohican, and thought of Mayhican.

So, like my spontaneous prose, sometimes genius is instantaneous, and sometimes it develops over time!

Will I finally get the recognition my genius deserves, or will I remain a TiT?

As for my May hair, there may be stubble ahead!.. https://youtu.be/gACCCmFKP80

Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps Free Ebook

I’ve made my old book (2012) that light-heartedly twists the Wizard of Oz theme into one of good pagans and bad monotheists; inspired by the Homes Children historic child abuse being uncovered by Margaret Humphreys (told in the Oranges and Sunshine book and film, starring Emily Watson; as well as ‘nice’ movies like Crocodile Dundee and Australia) and the industrial scale street grooming (much of it targeting Homes Children) largely uncovered at the time. It has a veggie werewolf hero and lots of anthropomorphic characters travelling Australia; and a body, mind and spirit theme replacing heart, brain and courage; free on Smashwords (need a free account) as part of their coronavirus Authors Give Back promotion. You can use the code on the site or CR86V.
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/325567

Half Year Hair Personal Experiment

After yesterday’s blog had photos of me, a doctor of philosophy, at the start of October 2019, half a year later of not cutting hair or shaving over the coldest six months; and  self-isolating ‘beyond humanity‘ nearly all the time!; which included mistYmuse 2019/20, I looked like this:

Start of Half Year Self Experiment Photos

Inspired by werewolf folklore, a moon or two before the start of mistYmuse 2019/20, and after a decent summer of exercise, at the start of October just after my 54th birthday, I decided to stop cutting my hair and shaving. These are the last photos beforehand (for art and science rather than bravado and machismo):

Sunrise Before BST puts Clocks Forward an Hour

Last sunrise before British Summer Time (BST) starts tomorrow, with the clocks being put forward an hour overnight. So this morning’s sunrise was 05.48 and tomorrow’s will be 06.45 (going earlier 3 minutes really, apart from the hour change, all the way back to 04.35 (03.35 really) on the June summer solstice).

The sunrise is just south of the big tree marking my visibility boundary and a long way from the buildings it rose between on March 6th, just over 3 weeks ago. They are shown in the third photo.

The Time and Date website says today’s sunrise position is 83 degrees east. At the December solstice it was 131 degrees east, which is over the park focused on in the original photos more than a decade ago, and south of the city centre, visible at the bottom of the cover photo. The buildings in the above photo (and March 2nd and 6th) are north of the city centre.

On the June summer solstice the sunrise will be at 46 degrees east. Those figures don’t mean much to me either, but if you can remember them, and where the sun or moon are when they rise on them, you can know where the sunrise or moonrise is going to be in the future; as I did this morning, as the first time I used them was to record a moonrise in that location!

 

 

New POP Art Spring Equinox Photos

mistYmuse ended on Equinox in unplanned and unseen when taking photos (but no colour changing of the photos; only editing is one cropped) new POP (PinkyOrangePurple) art, mirroring the greenYgrey world:

If anybody is still unsure about coronavirus, and how to avoid it, I’ve been following it quite closely on the news, so please ask me questions if you have any.

I’m trying to tread the greenYgrey line there between being helpful and looking like I’m doing PR!

The books that ended the greenYgrey(era):

Sun Rising Spring Equinox in Leeds Photos

Sunrise quote  by a better runner than me, followed by a few of my sunrise photos from the Leeds spring equinox, from pre to post, and then my books, that also celebrated twilight times, and tried to create a better UK and world, following Scandinavia’s green example:

“Why run? I run because I am an animal. I run because it is part of my genetic wiring. I run because millions of years of evolution have left me programmed to run. And finally, I run because there’s no better way to see the sun rise and set… What the years have shown me is that running clarifies the thinking process as well as purifies the body. I think best – most broadly and most fully – when I am running.” ~ Amby Burfoot

Spring Equinox Leeds Photos and Ancient Astronomy Update

Earlier in the month I posted about using buildings on the Leeds skyline to show how the sunrise can be seen seeming to move northwards after the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere; perhaps like ancient astronomers did at henges around the world.

The sunrise is apparently really about our axis tilt and orbit around the sun. We are seeing it earlier now in the north because our half of the planet is pointed towards the sun. The tilt stays the same all year around; unlike a motorbike racer going around a circuit, always keeping their head leaning inwards at corners.

Last time I wrote how the sun had moved from south of two iconic buildings to the centre of them over the course of five days, and the sunrise was ten minutes earlier: from 6.51 to 6.41.

2nd March, sunrise at 6.51

6th March, sunrise at 6.41:

Now, a fortnight later, on the spring equinox, the ‘sunrise’ has moved much farther north on the horizon, with those two buildings now towards the far right of today’s photo. The sunrise is also thirty-four minutes earlier at 6.07:

20th March, sunrise at 6.07:

I took lots more photos this morning and will post them soon. It’s been a long day! Great in the sky, but difficult on Earth (in the news!).