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Sunrise Surprise: POP (PinkyOrangePurple) Clouds Create Colourful Cruscendo

I think I was awake before and/or around the sunrise yesterday, but didn’t bother watching it as another clear morning was forecast, and I’d seen and photographed a similar one the previous day. This morning I was expecting cloud, so didn’t expect any ‘sunrise’. I got up just after 8am anyway, having first woken a while before, and dozed. The first thing I saw was this POP (PinkyOrangePurple) sky!

The moral of the story might be ‘the early bird catches the worm’, but that’s usually meant to support the benefits of diligence, eagerness and hard work!

In this respect it was more about luck, unless the sun did wake me up for it! So it is more in line with greenYgreyism; or its predecessor, a grey area!!

I’m not promoting laziness either. I’d happily wake up for the sunrise every day of the year if I had reason: such as it being my job. My ‘greenYgrey’ attitude for me reflects interest in it.

I’m doing it for the public good as I see it; promoting the sky is there for everyone, and can be a mood booster, especially for people who have SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

However, I am promoting my writing and my point of view (literally and metaphorically!) too: scientific agnostic paganism; so thanks to everybody who reads, learns and enjoys; and also those who read and tolerate without too much hate!

Most ‘celebrities’ and ‘influencers’ do it much more, or have people do it for them, but most people don’t do it at all!

Sunrise Surprise Subsides

As the sun rose and POP colours subsided I took some of that, and cropped some for close-ups. That’s the only editing; there’s none on the colours:

Then the sky started to turn blue:

Sky colour science on Wikipedia.

My books where POP (PinkyOrangePurple) was discovered (as a sky arts concept) accidentally, coinciding with the travel quest for the greenYgrey world’s pop artist, Andy Wolfhol.

Leeds Sunrise Month After Midwinter

There was a nice sunrise yesterday morning, mistYmuse midpoint for the 2019/20 event, as midwinter and the spring equinox are on the 20th.

There was probably a similar one this morning, but the sun rose without waking me today! Consecutive days may make me seem too much of a sun worshipper anyway!!

Sunrise Between Storms

The mistYmuse obviously hadn’t cleared out of my mind when I posted yesterday, as metal isn’t a shenel word, as eta isn’t a word; they (it and death) do both contain the letters E-A-T.

Ironically, I realised while awake, but not long after a nap, in late afternoon. I didn’t have the corrective information when I awoke, but I don’t know if the nap primed it, like disk cleaning/defragging a computer!?

Calm Before (and after) the Storm

There was another nice sunrise this morning, which is now at 08.17 in Leeds, seven minutes earlier than its latest time of 08.24; still quite convenient for most people’s commute though. Next week, the 21st, will of course be the very exciting midpoint of mistYmuse; about a month after midwinter in the northern hemisphere.

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You can see there is a big difference in colours to the blue sky one four days ago, supporting what I’ve seen a lot of people who spend a lot of time in the countryside say, or on the same travel route: that there is something different to see every day in the same place, as the light/weather is always changing.

Blue Sky Sunrise and Earth – Waltzer ride Analogy

Just over a decade after my winter sunrises video there was a similar sunrise to the one featured mostly in that video this morning. As you can see, the sun now looks a little more northerly (to the left as you look at it), and it continues in that direction now until midsummer, moving from a southern-facing window to an eastern-facing one.

Because of the Earth’s tilt, in northern hemisphere’s winter, it’s as if we’re a human lying back looking out over ourselves, just able to see something above our body. In the summer, it’s as if we’re sitting up, and can see the same object much easier. Our planet is kind of like being on a Waltzer ride: https://youtu.be/RPMLRgKWefs

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The December 2009 video:

Not so misty for mistYmuse 2019/20 (#mYm2020), but nice and relevant nonetheless!

Planet Earth Orbit of Sun: Where We Are Now!

It’s common for people who are geographically lost to exclaim ‘Where in the world are we!?’, but less common to wonder where in the solar system (everything that circles our sun due to its gravity) we are. If you understand how our solar system works you will understand why we see the sun when we do, and why our night skies are different throughout the year.

Online Orrery, Where Are We?

I wondered about this question a few weeks ago, perhaps prompted by the opening of mistYmuse 2019/20 (#mYm2019), and found this great online orrery showing where our planet currently is, and where it is a month either side.

Our planet Earth is at the top of the ‘solar system clock face’ now, as if the end of our year is like the end of an hour, but we are going anti-clockwise!

So each night (when we are facing away from the sun, in whatever part of the planet we are, with each rotation of our Earth taking a day) we look out at the ‘northern night sky’.

Then, when the planet spins us around to face the sun again at different times (the morning sunrise), we face ‘south’ again. The way we see the sun at different locations, south/east to north/west, can be shown by these sunrise times at the moment, that are roughly on the same latitude, with their times converted to GMT for clarity (Vilnius is two hours ahead in their time, and Copenhagen one):

Vilnius 6.41, Copenhagen 7.37, Leeds 8.22, Belfast 8.45

In six months we’ll be at the opposite side of the sun, and so will have a better view of our Milky Way galaxy, as our solar system is on the north-west edge of it, so we have a better view of it when we are ‘south’ of the sun. That was featured in the Sky at Night review of the year (only available in UK).

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Winter Solstice Muse Photos and Philosophy

The future is
back again…
to a time before
deforestation began!

The muse delivered the above after a pulsating sunrise this morning, and a misty day yesterday, three weeks into mistYmuse 2019/20 (#mYm2019), with the Winter Solstice only four days away. As with snow often not falling on Christmas Day, but other days either side of it, a sunrise like this cannot be guaranteed on the 22nd!:

Queen gYgPOPs Inaugural mistYmuse to Close

The four darkest months of winter have passed in the northern hemisphere, and the spring equinox has passed us into having more light than dark, as the Earth’s axis means our planet’s tilt is pointing the north towards the sun on its approximately 365 days journey around our star, as marked by our calendar.

Queen’s Buckingham Palace Garden 

After I spent yesterday writing a lot about my writing on my travel25years site I felt honoured to see the Queen has been celebrating in her garden, with lots of gYgPOPing (greenYgreyPinkyOrangePurple-ing) going on.

With the mist of mistYmuse aimed at 9-5 workers (referring to the 08.30 sunrise times in midwinter) I was also delighted to see the American Queen, Dolly Parton, visit Blighty during the winter light festival to open the 9to5 musical in London.

That’s after ABBA reformed after my XaW Files: Beyond Humanity declared a new age of ABBA while meeting the members as they travelled through Sweden.

mYmories

Some of my mYmories from my blog post yesterday on t25y: I hope the mistYmuse helped those who suffer from SAD (Seasonally Affective Disorder) in the most challenging four months of the year, and entertained everybody.

The weather has been pretty average overall, a mild winter here, but as I’ve stated before, it’s about light rather than weather anyway. Our light is predictable, whereas weather fluctuates. This has been proved true over the last month.

It seemed love was in the air in romantic Valentine February, as the sun shone bright and temperatures rose much higher than normal, creating records, but then March saw a return to wintry weather. Thankfully, sun and warmer weather have now returned.

Not a-muse-d

I would’ve liked to end on a poem, but the muse has gone now! Maybe I will too, until the muse is scheduled to return again for the next mistYmuse on November 21st… no, I didn’t get the call from Dolly to appear in the musical! Hamilton neither !!

I did allow myself to become embroiled in a Media Studies controversy this morning again. Sorry for that, as a white Doctor of Philosopher specialising in the media!

Gemma Chan: ‘‘Why are actors of colour, who have fewer opportunities anyway, only allowed to play their own race?’

Didn’t Amber Rudd get castigated by Diane Abbott and the media for using ‘colour’ recently?

What I wrote on Facebook:

Double standards again. Uses comparison with John Wayne playing Genghis Khan, but there’s been 50 years of media studies complaining about that since, and the ‘whitewashing’ furore of the last decade.
Moreover, many people, including me when young, get their ‘history’ from fiction, so will be misled! At least John Wayne tried to look Mongolian for Khan!

Eight Months Research Break

I’ve still got my books though… mine and my muse’s anyway! If anybody’s got any brilliant work for the best Doctor of Philosophy in Britain and perhaps the world, please get in contact here, at Facebook, LinkedIn or at greenygrey@googlemail.com

Or just read my books, and give them great reviews, and upload your favourite quotes etc to brainyquotes etc. I have done my bit, reaching for our star, and am now retiring my mind to it, until being brought back to Earth by the mistYmuse of 2019/20… maybe see you then…