Fu Qin, I especially like the moment in the years when (at latitudes around 30 degrees N and S) it is midnight and the plane of the ground you are standing on coincides with the plane of the galaxy.
I have to say Marshall your incredibly observant .
1):- you addressed my handle as Fu Qin as opposed to Fuqin and the way you present my name is actually the correct pin yin, I didn’t bother as I thought, even the I after the Q would present problems; and has done, well done : ) .
2):-That I live in Perth yes ! 30deg latt is correct, and you looked at what I might see in the night sky, this touches me it really dose and that’s an incredibly broad thing that you have achieved.
All I’m saying is basically thanks .
I hope I can say this without making you blush, people like you are not so common in the field of education, you move between the worlds of the quantum and the humanities, and in the future that’s going to be IMHO crucial to the human world.
I’m aware of the other moderators, and some who are not ,but it would take me books to say what they have all contribute to me personally.
It’s all good!
That’s why I like it here.
But if I can feed back some distinction to you personally Marshall, I would say you have a balanced sensitivity to all the knowledge that flows throw this site.
I’ve watched your investigation with great interest , and how keen you are to encourage, in any case it will look like I’m some kind of sycophant if I keep going and that’s not the reality , I was just amazed at your attention to detail, and your compassion. Amazing :)
When the Milkyways band is all around you along your horizon. You can see Milky Center and you can also look in the outwards radial direction of the galaxy.
Unfortunately ‘no’ I am in the most isolated city in the world and the light pollutants still prevents me seeing stuff like that .
I can say however that the night sky when I was 12 in the blue mountains in Sydney, [Bilpin] to be Extraordinary!, It allowed me to see not only the band of stars we resided in , But the colours of crimsoned, blue and white that in every falling star a child might delight, Like the now known Iridium flares from satellites, And the satellite’s themselves, Extraordinary and unnatural , While carbonaceous, metallic and silicate streaks, Would entertain like natures freaks ,The ancient omens now dissolve in the arms of my mother who has some knowledge at why we do not fear but always wonder.