Insight of a Comet

Neowise over Puget Sound
Everett Marina

I wonder how many meanings people give to comet

  • A wish
  • A warning
  • A promise
  • A confession.

And I also wonder why we do this?

Why do comet have to be anything other than an innocent phenomenon. Were they like us, hopelessly addicted to almost and maybes?

These are the question that arises in everyone mind whose eyes ever turned to the bright comet streaking across their vision but:

let’s get an insight into Comet.

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) Everett marina
C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) over the Puget Sound

While taking the comet C/2020 F3 (Neowise) photograph, I have had feelings of familiarity as well as untold familiarity.
For me, Comet is a direction, beauty, and meaning for life in the darkest hours that makes us believe in the unknown, Love, and Art, and at the same moment it re-awakens human heart with the hope. It gives us hope at the bad time, when we are falling apart, it gives us hope and shows us that every comet is proof that falling can be beautiful when you give it all you’ve got.

Seen from Earth, a comet is a wonder, coming out of the void for no reason, returning to the void for no reason. They call it unpredictable, ( Discover on March 27, 2020 ) I ensure my finest to keep on the loop on events that are schedule for the night sky, new develop of places with night sky status on the International Dark-Sky Association early July that I find about the comet.

From the comet’s own point of view, nothing could be simpler. It starts in the outer darkness, aims directly at the sun, and never stops till it gets there. Everything else spins in its same orbit forever. The comet heads for the source. They call it crooked because it is too straight. They call it unpredictable because it is too fixed. They call it chaotic because it is too linear. But what a comet is like, you see, a comet is born in the outer realms of the universe, but it’s only when it endeavors too close to our sun or to other stars that it releases the blazing “tail” behind it and shoots brazen through the heavens, and meanwhile meteors become sucked into our atmosphere before they burst like firecrackers and realize that they’re comet. The tail of the comet always points straight away from the sun, in anti-solar direction. Sometimes the tail trails behind, but sometimes it’s perpendicular, and sometimes it’s ahead of the comet like a headlight on a railroad locomotive.

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) over the North Cascades mountain range
C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) over the North Cascades mountain range

For people comet have different meaning with different philosophies containing variety of emotions. May be humans need only one taste of madness, and the timeless journey can be spent in thoughts that follow behind like the fiery tail of a comet and the glowing chaos, the soul will carry under the linings of its peace, to weave beautiful memories with, or may be life is like a comet that briefly crosses the night sky without almost being noticed, or possibly human civilization is like a comet, they just keep going to keep on coming back just like the comet, or according to some people comets are far more than intellectual interest. These things affect us, and may have enable us to exist.

The hardest part, was to take a picture of the comet and some foreground with it. I have succeeded to take photo of comet with a Cascade mountain range as foreground. After taking the picture, standing there looking at my camera that had picture in it. I felt glad to at least have seen the burned with a stunning white blue nucleus and a shimmering tail of silver and red.

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) above Lighthouse

This lighthouse with the comet above it is in itself is a mystery

Lighthouses are not just stone, brick, metal, and glass. There’s a human story at every lighthouse; how many movies have you seen with a lighthouse as part  of the story. For a moment, I wished to spent a lifetime near a lighthouse where loneliness will be the glimmer of luminous prancing upon ocean waves… where It could possible to travel light, live light, spread light, and be light.

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