Monday, January 17, 2011

Artic Sun Rises Two Days Early In Greenland

The smallest observations can reveal the biggest changes ...

If you are a keen observer of nature then you will know that we don't yet know why the Arctic Sunrise observed from Ilulissat, Greenland appeared two days earlier than is usually observed by the people living there.

The people of Greenland's most westerly town, Ilulissat usually see the long Arctic night end each year on January 13 with the first sight of the rising Sun. However, the long Arctic night ended two days early with the Sun rising on January 11, 2011 [1.11.11].

I think there is something synchronistic about our Earth.. perhaps nature has a strange attractions to elevens? Does this mean the people of Greenland will greet the first Sunlight after the long Arctic night on January 11th from now on? I guess we will find out as the years pass through the mysterious oceans of cosmic time and space...

The writes that: Inhabitants from the area appeared worried when witnessing the strange phenomenon. "The sun is not supposed to be here until January 13th, something isn’t right," a 74 year old local reported to KBR radio.

The Sun traditionally rises over Greenland's, Ilulissat, on January 13, ending a month-and-a-half of winter darkness. For the first time in history the Sunlight was creeping above the horizon two days early.

Scientists claim it was an optical illusion, that Greenland is sinking or that the ice caps have melted allowing the Sun to appear early. But for those people who observe Nature and pay attention to the world around them, this event signifies a dramatic change - no matter what kind of explanation is thrown at you.

Is this a sign of a shift in the Earth's axis or have the glaciers melted, lowering the horizon? I was just thinking that a shift in the Earth's axis may also be responsible for melting glaciers .. haha!

A German speaking site from Austria headlines: Sonne ging zwei Tage zu früh auf - - The Sun Rises Two Days Early. Then they list: There is no change to the Earth's rotation, the horizon sinks, the glaciers melt - record temperatures in Greenland December, 2010.

In Greenland December 25, 2010 the temperature was 3°C+ while the rest of Europe was freezing in one of the coldest winters to hit South of the Viking Isle... They usually have minus 19°C to minus 27°C in Greenland around December 24/25.

Astronomy sites are stoic in their insistence that the constellations have not shifted their positions relative to the Earth and so no shift of the planet's axis has taken place. But, my observations are - look how fast everyone is to jump in with their rational explanation when really no one knows what is taking place.

We humans have lost our sense of wonder - we have all the answers and that is what makes us happy: rational, linear, logical reasoning. Early in the morning, as the sun is rising on the horizon, I often see magpies, doves, blue tits, blackbirds and crows sitting on the topmost branches of the trees experiencing the sunrise. Human beings have lost that appreciation.

Perhaps 'not knowing' is a vital trigger to knowing.

Perhaps 'knowing' is the seed that germinates out of 'not knowing'. Perhaps the roots of knowing, where you get most of your answers, enter the quantum space of 'not knowing' - the ground of being that nourishes the tree of knowledge.

There is a mysterious landscape ahead of us. We live in a vast sea of cosmos, out of which mysteries create paths and ways to explore to which there is probably no end. The birds don't ask why the Sun rises early - they adapt.