03.20.13 Midpoint. We are now between the sun’s lowest path across the sky and its highest come summer. According to today’s Earth&Sky blog, “the tilt of the Earth’s axis and Earth’s orbit around the sun combine in such a way that the axis is inclined neither away from nor toward the sun.”
I swear I could feel that pause down at the lake this afternoon. In between the rain squalls that rolled across the lake, there was a stillness, a profound quiet, in which I could imagine that midpoint when the Earth stops for just a moment in her orbit. Of course, she is in ceaseless motion and the days of this equilibrium will quickly change.