I wish stars really left these mesmerizing star trails in the night sky

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It's not fair. Time lapses and fancy cameras get these fantastic images of star trails that paint a starry night onto the sky and yet when we look up, we see nothing. Even when the stars are glistening, we don't get to see the mesmerizing hook of its trail spinning around us. Wouldn't it be awesome if night looked like this?

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Yeah, it wouldn't really be night anymore but it'd just be absolutely gorgeous to lose your mind to. I would spend every night outdoors. These star trails were photographed in India by Ajay Talwar. Over 8,000 images were captured over the course of 104 hours.


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Blubya

I'd go for the second one because of the clear red and blue shift. This shift is the indicator as to whether the star is traveling towards or away from us, amongst the seeming harmony of all the motions this color shift shows the true chaos that is going on out there.

Funny how the determined bright motion of the stars seem to indicate that the stars are going somewhere, as if they are busy with things to do and places to go, yet there is no life on a star. We, with our middling sun not bright enough to flag down anyones interest are essentially invisible against a night sky filled with much greater stars. As a mind experiment it might be worth imagining that here and here alone is all of life. All the seeming purpose and mission we see above us is aimless wondering until the end, but this place Earth is home to all the imaginings that will resolve all meanings and purposes.

How about this, embedded in a movie filled with puzzles and mystery, the main character must discover a needle in a haystack but this one is in the sky. He discovers there will be a once in ten thousand years event which will form the basis for all human action. It will be a single point in the sky that will point to what comes next for humanity, a place to move to. That point in the sky is the exact center of all the circling suns. Just like Stonehenge and all the other man made monuments which find their purpose twice a year, this puzzle comes but once in ten thousand years and serendipity tells that it will happen in two days. Of course this is all a sad thing, the main character realizes he will never get there no matter how vital the discovery might be. But when the moment comes, he is ready, because thats his purpose.