Oct 24, 2015
G’day. Greetings earthlings. Do you know how to find Alderamin?. Looking at the constellation Cepheus helps. Therein lives a star that’s also designated Alpha Cephei. The star is relatively close to our solar system at only 49 light years. Ah relatively, is the key. Do you really know now far 49 light years is? Do you really know how far one light year is. The distances in this universe are almost beyond imagination. But back to the star. It has the traditional name Alderamin, an Arabic name meaning "the right arm".
And here we are, rain pattering on the roof, Alderamin in action but hidden, glowing somewhere that I cannot see it because it’s behind the curvature of the planet on which we live.
And as for on this side of that planet, It’s no longer winter, warmth is coming, but there is still time for a winter’s tale — and for us to get down on the pharmaceuticals. Story time by the way. And I’m Nuke, your host and editor. Two tales, and some down-under music about to assault your ears.
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