The Wonder of the Spheres

From our perspective, the heavens move across the sky. That’s why we speak of “sunrise” and “when the sun goes down.” But the reality is that the earth is spinning on its axis, all the while moving in an ellipse around the sun which is itself swinging around the galactic core.

Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades
or loose the cords of Orion?
Can you lead forth the [constellation] Mazzaroth in their season,
or can you guide the Bear with its children?
Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?
Can you establish their rule on the earth? – Job 38:31-33

He who made the Pleiades and Orion,
and turns deep darkness into the morning
and darkens the day into night…
the LORD is his name – Amos 5:8

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