Did you know that it ‘rains’ on our brightest Star, our beloved Sun…
According to this EarthSky article, “Rain takes different forms on the planets and moons of our solar system. But it also “rains” on the sun, as electrified gas drips from giant magnetic loops in the sun’s outer atmosphere.” ~ As demonstrated in this Gif:
“Coronal rain in a prominence, or solar eruption, as seen by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in 2012. ~ Gif via Solar Dynamics Observatory/Scientific Visualization Studio/Tom Bridgman (Lead Animator).”
Also, tomorrow a “ring of fire” solar eclipse will be visible in parts of Africa, Pakistan, India, and China. In south and east Europe and north Australia, a partial eclipse will be visible… And everyone else can watch via this live stream.
The ancient Indian hymn to the Light, called the Gayatri Mantra, is beautiful to remember at this time, especially with so much darkness and chaos swirling around our planet. I came across this translation years ago, and unfortunately I don’t know who wrote it, but I think it’s a timely prayer for our human tribe:
O Light that has given birth to all the lokas (spheres of consciousness), who appears through the orbit of the Sun, illumine our intellect.
The Sun shines equally on everyone and everything. May we activate love, compassion, and justice for all, by the example of our radiant Sun-Star!
For those in the Northern Hemisphere, Happy Summer Solstice today!
With so much love for the Sun,
Photo by Buddy_Nath on Pixabay.