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I’ve always loved to look into the positions of planets, constellations, and other astronomical bodies during certain times and events in history. When I was 15, I even did a time-lapse representation of how far the planets had actually travelled during my lifetime.
Nowadays, I love to use apps on my iPad. (My favourite is Sky Guide, but the images in this post are from SkyView. Both are linked at the bottom.) There’s so much info available at our fingertips it’s amazing! I don’t know if it had been just added, but I didn’t discover until about a month ago that you can set the date and time in the SkyView app! My first instinct, of course, was to see how the sky looked the moment I was born, from the place I was born. I found enough irony and coincidence that I wanted to share.
Let me take you back to December of 19*cough cough*, at 0653 local time. The sun’s threatening to rise as this girl makes her grand entrance, surprising a couple of new parents with the fact that all the blue things they’d bought for me would have to do 😋.
(Note: The red line is the horizon.)
Saturn, my favourite extra-terrestrial planet in our solar system, has arrived just in time to welcome me, seemingly holding the hand of her curious little brother Mercury. Scorpius, my favourite zodiacal constellation (though not my “sign”), is also making it to the party. Uranus and Neptune trail close behind; “fashionably late” to make sure they don’t arrive too soon, thus avoiding awkward small talk. Obviously, the masters of their introversion.
Betelgeuse and Orion have barely escaped my arrival as they set. I guess The Hunter knew I’d be a vegan one day 😄😜.
Download the Sky Guide app from the iTunes Store: