Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fact of the Day: Shining Star

Stars are said to "twinkle" in the night's sky but it's more of an optical illusion. The light hits large areas of moving air in the Earth's atmosphere which causes it to have the effect. If you were to see the stars from outer-space (or on a planet/moon without an atmosphere) they would not twinkle. 

19 comments:

  1. I remember always being told that stars twinkle, planets do not.

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  2. How I wonder what they are......

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  3. I didn't know that Adam, good to know these things.
    Have a good day!:)

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  4. yes, it's quite amazing what optical illusions do!

    Leonor
    thesparklinglemon.com

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  5. Twinkle, twinkle little star...it is beautiful to think that happens, "don't break" our ilusions, heeheh, Kisses:)

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  6. But they will always twinkle for me:D

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  7. Just killed the kids song right there lol

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  8. Awww...and there goes my magic! lol

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  9. Awww, well, I am happy we live where we see the twinkle....:)

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  10. ooo, and I LOVE your new background....:)

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  11. Interesting! I've even never thought about it.

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  12. I would like them to twinkle, LOL! : )

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