The North Star is more or less in the middle of the star trail cone. An image of the celestial north pole taken from a place close to the terrestrial north pole. Where Santa Claus lives!! Or Nissen as we call him here in the dark end of the world. :-)
On the darkest of nights (day before winter solstice) it became even darker. A lunar eclipse took place and I am bitter and grumpy and angry at the weather Gods who decided to throw a few clouds over Norway just before the eclipse started.
"Some climatologists, including Judith Lean of the United States Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, remain skeptical of the SORCE SIM measurements. "I strongly suspect the SIM trends are instrumental, not solar," said Lean, noting that instrumental drift has been present in every instrument that has tracked ultraviolet wavelengths to date."
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