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:

Kay said...

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

Cloudia said...

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

ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Breathtaking said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

Interesting...........

Leonor said...

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

Leonor
thesparklinglemon.com

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I didn't know that. Very interesting!

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

The twinkle is the magic.

Emmylou said...

But they will always twinkle for me:D

Christine said...

Interesting.

Pat Hatt said...

Just killed the kids song right there lol

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Never knew that one

NanaDiana said...

Awww...and there goes my magic! lol

stephen Hayes said...

I was taught the same as Kay.

bj said...

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

bj said...

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

Dixie@dcrelief said...

They will always twinkle for me...

Anna-Alina said...

Interesting! I've even never thought about it.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I would like them to twinkle, LOL! : )