heavenly bodies

Dear friends, it definitely became gloomier – I could tell because it seemed like I needed to turn on the lights. But with our local skies looking like this at 0915h:

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The solar eclipse today was hidden from us on this part of the earth 😦

By afternoon, the skies looked like this!!

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This shouldn’t have surprised us – we’ve had the sun burning off early morning fog and cloud cover for a couple of days, so when the sun is 80% covered, cloud burning reduces by 80%, maybe…

But it’s like nature’s most precious, spectacular moments are largely hidden from human view, saved from mass ‘exploitation’ on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram etc.!!
And rightly so – the earth and universe are beautiful creations, they are created for us to use properly, with respect and gratefulness.

all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator.
(Alma chapter 30 verse 44)