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remnant    23

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I find myself wondering about this oftenly when i'm looking to the stars from the ground i'm standing and bring to my mind the vastness of space with the infinite of the celestial objects, the suns, the stars and the planets. That the place i'm living in and the ground i'm standing on is also a part of this whole «space», that this ground spins around a sun inside a solar system which lies inside a galaxy and that it's a quite tiny piece of it (lost in the perpetuity of time). The only thing that separates the ground from the the void is spheres of atmosphere that is layers of air. When i'm watching the fullmoon, i try to approach it with my mind, to measure the distance, to see the moon from a closer point, a closer distance. I also imagine to observe the night sky from other stars and see the starlight of the earth too.

I see that the perception of «space» and the awareness of the position is mostly missed to a dimensional missconception.
The misunderstanding is that the sky is being perceived as something like a dome (or a flat screen) with decorative lights· the moon is being seen as something like a big lamp and the stars as something like LED lighting. It's like living in a hollow earth, where inside is the whole universe, the whole creation, and where outside there's nothing or nothing happens, there's nothing serious or important, or there's nothing to see.

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P.S. So, someone might ask, is there any moral here? Any deeper meaning?
Myths may have many levels and states of solid explanation and deeper understanding, and this observation may stand as an allegory of the platonic myth of the cave.
So, the real exposure here, behind the dimensional missconception, is a worldview missconception..

 

..The question (or the quest for) of the constant awareness of our position in «space» and full awareness of our existence.

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I undestand what you say, but I don't think I've ever really fully realized this. The night sky with the stars appears too static to me, when I look at it, there is not enough movement for me to easily imagine our (my) position in space from a non-geocentric point of view, so to say. Of course I can conceptually visualize it in a way, but I have no real emotional reaction to it, when doing this, so I cannot, for myself, say, I'd have ever really "realized" it.

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remnant    23

Try to spend some time under the night sky. "Hanging out" with the stars broadens your perception and it's quite relaxing, imho.

 

For me, it's such bad luck, to live under a starless sky due to light pollution.

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Scandinasia    212

 

The misunderstanding is that the sky is being perceived as something like a dome (or a flat screen) with decorative lights· the moon is being seen as something like a big lamp and the stars as something like LED lighting.

 

I've never seen the sky as a dome, or a screen.

 

The daysky, to my eyes, have always been like an infinite ocean, and the clouds like mountains. I've always seen it as far more huge than the Earth, as a whole dimension in itself, superseding our world.

 

As for the nightsky, to my eyes, it doesn't exist. Because at night, there are no frontiers between up there and down here. At night, world is part of the sky.

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johnb820    157

Try looking up into the night sky on a clear night with no other object in your field of vision except the vast expanse of the stars. You really do lose the entire sense of distance. The stars can either be right in front of your eyes or trillions of light years away. There is no knowing which. That in itself is awe inspiring and vertigo can sometimes set in if you are standing up.

 

I know exactly what you are saying Mr Mustafa.

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remnant    23

More than the perception of sight, i'd like to point out the issue of awareness of the fact on where someone's standing on. The sense and the feeling of standing not only on a street, a building, a place, but on a star, a solar system, a galaxy.

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Krev    14

I too, often think about that. You may like timelapses videos like this one, where you can fully visualize our home spinning.

 

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