Glinton?-I presume?

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The Sun comes out loud and clear and the Marina wears an abandoned look after the tourist packed Friday and Saturday weekend. Sunday is a working day here in Dubai. It is a bustling 31 degrees celsius out in the open!

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All in all a beautiful day to be in Dubai with the prospect of a new long day for exploring this exciting city!

We are in the Goldilocks Zone

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Remember the Goldilocks story. She did not like Papa Bear’s porridge because it was too hot nor Mama Bear’s porridge because it was too cold; Baby Bear’s porridge was just the right temperature. Earth’s distance from the Sun and many other factors places us in the Baby Bear Goldilocks Zone. If we were any closer the Sun would drill holes through brick walls as in the picture above.

Ra, Surya, Helios, Utu or Sol-Day9

Day 9 of 3650–September 30

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TOO BRIGHT FOR DIRECT VIEWING TODAY

Call it Ra, call it Surya, Helios, Utu or Sol but the sun is at just the right distance for life to be sustained on Earth. A little closer and we would all dissolve into eternity. 5 billion years into the future the sun will indeed begin to expand and die. While dying it will proceed to devastate the nearest planets including earth. All life will end but you need not sweat over it as it is still 5,000,000,000 years away. Then the sun will turn into a red sun.

First Blush and Full Blast-Day 7

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September 27, 2018. It is like waiting for a rock star to appear onstage. With the first blush fans in the shape of birds go crazy and rush hither and thither announcing the imminent arrival of the sun. Even the ugly building coming up in front of me cannot hide the full blast of the new sun. One can almost hear the opening drum roll in Also Sprach Zarathustra.

Day 6 of 3650-September 26

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The clouds have no intention of giving up so easily! After a bright moon night, the morning is all shades of gray. The weather bureau though says next few days are going to be bright and sunny after this fog/cloud dissipates. The fight between day and night continues on Earth as in the mind.