The Universe

Do you know any interesting facts about the universe? What are they?


@Gina

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I don’t want to report here something that I have read somewhere. I prefer to tell only my personal and simple experience about the view of the universe.
In the past I have had two wonderful views of the sky in the night. The first time, I was in a desert in Australia, near Ayers Rock. I remember that my touristic guide had been explaining us the galaxy and the Milky Way, pointing at planets, stars and constellations. It was all very charming since, when you are in an absolute darkness, the celestial bodies always appear bigger and brighter. Another time, I experienced the same thing all alone. I was in north Ethiopia, on an upland, in a lodge formed by several bungalows situated in a place far from any town. I stood on the doorway of my bungalow, to admire in the warm night an amazing and immense sky, full of shining stars that appeared near to me in an extraordinary way. I wondered if in the future I could have seen again a similar sky in a night, so I remained outdoor long, in the perfect and absolute silence that surrounded me. It was wonderful. Never in Europe I have seen similar fascinating skies in the nights.

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I don’t want to report here something that I have read somewhere.  I prefer to tell only my personal and simple experience about the my view of the universe.
In the past, I have had two wonderful views of the sky in the at night. On the first time occasion I was in a desert in Australia, near Ayers Rock.  I remember that my touristic guide had been explaining to us about the galaxy and the Milky Way, pointing at planets, stars and constellations.  It was all very charming, since, when you are in an absolute darkness, the celestial bodies always appear bigger and brighter.  Another time, I experienced the same thing all alone.  I was in north Ethiopia, on an upland, in a lodge formed by several bungalows, situated in a place far from any town.  I stood on the doorway of my bungalow, to admire, on the a warm night, an amazing and immense sky, full of shining stars that appeared near close to me in an extraordinary way.  I wondered if in the future I would have ever seen again a similar sky in at nightso I remained outdoors for a long time, in the perfect and absolute silence that surrounded me.  It was wonderful. Never in Europe  have I ever seen similar fascinating skies in the at nights.

Many people would probably write your last sentence in a different order, but I like it in the order in which it has been written. Many people would write:"I have never seen ..........", but I prefer:"Never in Europe have I ever seen ......" as you have written it.

With best wishes,

Les M

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Thanks for your corrections, Les.

My best regards,

Gina

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I don’t want to report here something that I have (already) read somewhere else. I prefer to tell only my personal and simple experience about my view of the universe. In the past I have had two wonderful experiences viewing  the sky at night. The first time, I was in a desert in Australia, near Ayers Rock. I remember that my tour guide had been explaining to us about the galaxy and the Milky Way, pointing at planets, stars and constellations. It was all very charming since, when you are in an absolute darkness, the celestial bodies always appear bigger and brighter. The second time, I experienced the same thing all alone. I was in north Ethiopia, on an upland,(do you mean "a high point of land"?) in a lodge consisting of several bungalows located far from any town. I stood in the doorway of my bungalow, to admire, in the warm night, an amazing and immense sky, full of shining stars that appeared near to me in an extraordinary way. I wondered if, in the future, I would ever see again a similar sky at  night, so I remained outdoors for a long time, in the perfect and absolute silence that surrounded me. It was wonderful. Never in Europe have I seen similar fascinating skies at the nights. (or: In Europe, I've never seen similar, fascinating skies at night.)

Gina, your descriptive writing is very beautiful!  It's true, we can't see these skies when we live close to cities.  In 2 weeks I'm going to Montana for a few days.  My husband is from there and whenever we go to visit, I see many more stars.  Montana has very few large cities and we'll be going to Glacier Park, high in the mountains where there are no cities.  Here's a link: https://www.google.com/search?q=glacier+national+park&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=lbX&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=GcIRUN2BCIiCjAK-y4Ao&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1274&bih=981

Ciao!

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Thanks for your corrections, Lynda. I followed your link and I saw those  amazing mountains landscapes. It's really a wonderful place that natural park in Montana. I wish you a good holiday!

Ciao!

Gina

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I don’t want to report here something that I have read somewhere else. I prefer to tell only my personal and simple experience about the view of the universe.
In the past I have had two wonderful views of  the night sky. The first time, I was in a desert in Australia, near Ayers Rock. I remember that my touristtic guide had been explaining the galaxy and the Milky Way to us, pointing at /OR pointing out planets, stars and constellations. It was all very charming since, when you are in an absolute darkness, the celestial bodies always appear bigger and brighter. Another time, I experienced the same thing all alone. I was in north Ethiopia, on an upland, at a lodge formed by several bungalows situated in a place far from any town. I stood in the doorway of my bungalow in the warm night, to admire an amazing and immense sky, full of shining stars that appeared near to me in an extraordinary way. I wondered if in the future I could ever see a similar night sky again, so I remained outdoors for a long time, in the perfect and absolute silence that surrounded me. It was wonderful. Never in Europe have I seen similar fascinating night skies.

Beautiful thoughts Gina. 

The blue indicates changes in word order. 

Jan

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Mnany thanks for your corrections, Jan.

I wish you a nice weekend!

Gina

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I hope you have a good weekend too, and that the weather is kind.
Regards Jan

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I don’t want to report here something that I have read somewhere. I prefer to tell only my personal and simple experience about my view of the universe.
In the past, I have had two wonderful views of the sky at the night. The first time, I was in a desert in Australia, near Ayers Rock. I remember that my touristic guide had been explaining to us about the galaxy and the Milky Way, pointing at planets, stars and constellations. It was all very charming since, when you are in an absolute darkness, the celestial bodies always appear bigger and brighter. Another time, I experienced the same thing all alone. I was in northern  Ethiopia, on an upland, in a lodge formed by several bungalows, situated in a place far from any town. I stood on the doorway (porch?) of my bungalow, to admire ,on the warm night, an amazing and immense sky, full of shining stars that appeared near close to me in an extraordinary way. I wondered if, in the future, I would have seen a similar night sky again, so I remained outdoors for a  long time, in the perfect and absolute silence that surrounded me. It was wonderful. Never, in Europe, I have seen similar fascinating skies in the at nights.

An excellent post and amazing writing, Gina.  My blue question means that I wasn't sure if your bungalow had just a doorway or it also had a platform just outswide the doorway?  James

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Many thanks for your corrections, James. My bungalow had only a doorway, but it was situated in a good place to admire the sky.

I wish you a nice weekend. Ciao!

Gina

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 L'immagine nella mia mente 'è ora completa, Gina. Grazie, e tu hanno una buona, troppo! :-))  Ciao!

James