Let your spirit fly as free as a bird.
Sitting on a cloud looking down on the life you are about to embark on, maybe it looks easy. Maybe it looks a breeze. But here now, living it, maybe sometimes it feels like you are under a cloud. What then? Well, clouds pass; we know that. But when you are waiting for the sun to come out again it can feel like the cloud has forgotten to move and is just going to sit there forever. Stuck with your own personal thundercloud, your very own deluge drenching you day and night.
Astronomy Deneb, in the constellation of Cygnus, forms one corner of the three star group known as the Summer Triangle, prominent in the northern skies through much of the year, epecially of course in the Summer, with the river of stars that is the Milky Way behind it. It is one of the most luminous …
Aldebaran is a big, ancient star, far larger than the Sun (see the image for a comparison of their sizes) and the brightest star in the constellation of Taurus, the Bull. At about 65 light years away it’s a comparatively close neighbour. Within the constellation of Taurus it appears as part of an open star cluster, the Hyades, but it’s actually much closer. It lies near the path followed by the Sun and the Moon as they cross the sky and is regularly occluded by the Moon as it passes in front of it. Aldebaran’s luminosity is considerably higher than that of the Sun, about 425 times as bright, while its surface temperature is a little less than the Sun’s. Over the next few million years it is expected that it will grow brighter yet.