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The nightly show on the ecliptic - The Galveston County Daily News : Columns

July 24, 2014

The nightly show on the ecliptic

Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:00 am

The sky to our prehistoric ancestors must have been a huge, magnificent movie theater, featuring a grand never-ending show.

The only ambient light on a clear night was the hearth fires and the sky. The man-made fires were probably extinguished pretty quickly once the cooking and eating of the evening meal was complete.

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