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Star Bits of the Day #2456

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Star bits of the Day #2456

Stars only appear in green when they are at their youngest, still growing in dense bunches together. The prominences that arc across them are thick and sluggish, almost too slow to see move; it’s only after they’ve become independent stars that they display the fiercer solar flares we know from them.

The launch is an astonishing sight. On the first day of summer, inspired by the light of their parent sun, these colonies of star bits will rocket into the sky together, exploding spaceward in incandescent green streaks, making the upper atmosphere glimmer and whistle. Around here we don’t have the right climate for star bits to grow, so we hold our own holiday in their honor, trying to recreate the spectacle with pyrotechnics. These shows are fantastic in their own right, but everyone ought to see the real thing someday.

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Written by Umbrella Man

June 14, 2015 at 12:01 am

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