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Northern Lights greenYgreyology Debate

greenYgreyologists in my brain (like the comic Numskulls characters I knew, and later the Hollywood movie Inside Out) have been busy decoding and discussing my Northern Lights experiences in Iceland, with reference to the greenYgrey of course.

Missing Nightime Northern Lights 

I spent three nights out looking for Northern Lights (aurora borealis) and didn’t see the big show of dancing lights. Ironically, the media did report professional photographer Owen Humphreys seeing them elsewhere in Iceland, about 150 miles east of where I was.

I could have used that media coverage to claim I saw them too, but I believe in honest reporting.

Seeing Daytime Northern Lights

I did see what look like white ribbon Northern Lights just in passing, originally seeing and taking a photo of a rainbow while out walking. I wouldn’t have known or thought they were Northern Lights if I hadn’t seen them mentioned in a Sky at Night documentary last month, and previously discussed here on this blog.

The presenters then said they’d named the daytime white ribbon Northern Lights ‘Steve’. I added that a female version should be Stevie, after Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame, and there are two white ribbons visible here: Steve and Stevie, the gYgPOP twins?

They were static ribbons, as seen from the two photos, taken a few seconds after each other.

greenYgrey a Sun Wolf

greenYgreyologists have interpreted me seeing more in the daytime than night as being because the greenYgrey is a sun wolf rather than stereotypical moon wolf.

I was also lucky in that there had been a lot of snow the previous week, and there was a lot of clear sky the week I was there, meaning the scenery was particularly photogenic.

I did see a few meteors while watching the night sky, including one that appeared low in the sky for a second or two like a dollop of paint, looking like one described as a fireball meteor reported last year.

So, all in all, I missed out on the big Night prize, but got lots of great Daytime consolations, I suppose like a football team going for the Champions League or Premier League and not winning it, but winning other cups.

Happy Solstice, Nature Beyond

Happy Solstice to everybody, with today marking midwinter, the shortest day, with least light and most darkness, because of the way our planet Earth tilts as it travels around our star, which we call the sun. It’s a cloudy day here, with no sun, which looking on the positive side, shows that nature is above and beyond humanity, doing what it wants when it wants, and that we have to adapt our lives to it, rather than the other way around.

It was mainly a celebration because it marked the winter being half over. In the greenYgrey world it is also known as the MIST (Midwinter/Most Ideal Sunrise Time); nature has had the last laugh today, as it is weatherly misty rather than acronymly MISTy, and looking on the bright side of mist, I chuckle along with it.

Sorry if you made a special effort, and wanted sunshine, which is one reason why I don’t make a big deal about it; because I know by now that nature is a law unto itself. There have been many wonderful sunrises and sunsets this winter, and I’ve enjoyed seeing them, and other people’s photos of them online and on television. They’ve all been POP (PinkyOrangePurple) rather than rare red (now known in the gYgPOP twilight vocabulary as rared – a new self-proclaimed genius wordplay word to mark the occasion!).

Responsible Leader not Mindless Follower

Some double-negatives consider me a follower of others, while others think I’m trying to start a cult; maybe some double-negatives doubly-negatively think I’m both.

In fact I’m neither, or a little of each, but no more than any other blogger, or doctor of philosophy ones anyway! My attitude to solstices and other events such as today is proof of that… to me anyway, as I know how I thought, and what I did.

After visiting Avebury and Stonehenge on the winter solstice in the early years of the Greenygrey I saw the opportunity for creating interest, with lots of crowds, and growing each year.

So I could have become a regular, hoping for ‘celebrity’ status, but haven’t been to one on a notable day such as this since.

I thought that although stone circles and other historic structures are amazing, and worth visiting, they are only humanity’s instruments to measure and worship the real deal: nature and the universe.

I am not The Cult; or referencing them for any Cultists

I re-watched The Sky at Night yesterday, and saw/remembered they’d named the new-found aurora light Steve. It has been found since the greenYgrey joined the PinkyOrangePurple in the sky, so I could claim it as the miracle child of gYgPOP, especially as it’s been announced at this special time of miracle birth.

However, I will leave it to the scientific explanation that it’s been there for a while but has only just been noticed because people are taking more photos.

I will just add that I call it Stevie as well, for all the females out there; especially named after Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac and solo artist fame. Here’s some screenshots from the show of Steve/Stevie, which could be interpreted as gYgPOP miracle birth baby photos:

New Northern Lights Theory and Lanzarote Green Lake gYgPOP Sighting

The latest Sky at Night featured a possible paradigm shift in aurora theory, with a new theory addressing the question of why aurora (Northern and Southern Lights, Borealis and Australis) are visible on the dark side of our planet (at ‘night’), when the sun’s particles hit Earth’s magnetic field on the light side facing it.

New Aurora Theory

Apparently we still don’t know a lot about it, when I thought we knew everything… or nearly everything anyway!

The new theory is that the sun’s particles travel past the front of our Earth, beyond the poles where the usually appear, but then are returned to the dark side of our Earth by our magnetic field ‘strings’ snapping together, as they cannot cross and through each other, kind of like elastic bands.

The Earth’s magnetic fields apparently trail out from the dark side looking kind of like a squid, as ‘the Sun’s magnetic field compresses the near side of Earth’s magnetic field and stretches the far side.’ (just looked that up on Grant’s Chronicles):

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It’s when those magnetic field ‘strings’ trailing the dark side contract and touch each other that the particles create aurora, like live electrical wires touching together on Earth.

Sky at Night also said new types of colours had been recorded, which kind of looked gYgPOP (greenYgrey PinkyOrangePurple). They said it was found by amateurs, so I wondered if it was any of you great greenYgreyliens?

Lanzarote Green Lagoon gYgPOP Sighting

Funnily enough, a photo I recently took of the Green Lagoon Lake on Lanzarote had a gYgPOP look to it, with green and pink lines visible in the sunlight. I hadn’t noticed them before taking the photo:

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The above was the third of three I took of the seaside-edge Green Lagoon Lake (colouring caused by algae). The first two didn’t have the rays:

My decade-long Greenygrey/greenYgrey ended by merging with POP (PinkyOrangePurple) two years ago, inspired by aurora colours:

Are Your Friend Filters Full? Or do you think they’re ‘Foolters’, Clogging Your System!

When you’re young you put up with some rubbish ‘friends’ because you want to have company, someone to go out with, and to go to good places and parties etc, to not seem a friendless loner; as they get persecuted of course, as Chris Packham described he was in his Asperger’s documentary.

Friend groups can be great, but usually decline in importance as you get older, as most of the hippy communes soon fell apart in the 1960s, as described by Adam Curtis in one of his liberal left-wing orientated documentaries.

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In Defence of the Department of Youth (Motley Crue Memories of My Youth)

As I described in my recent article about the Scottish Highlands on TravelThruHistory, I now liked the way all the people on the holiday, who were oldish, kept to their set places on the bus and dinner tables. I don’t think this is a sign of being better, just the way it is, because of age: both the physical and mental properties of humans; body, mind and spirit.

Young people are full of energy, and everything is new to them, so they are both driven by their physical properties and desire to learn about life to move about a lot; in social conditions this means they naturally feel like moving about and interacting with others, whereas older people don’t have that energy drive, or interest in others, as they’ve been there and done that.

The above is an attempt to provide a philosophical insight into why there is often generational conflict, in line with my position as a PhD graduate, and as a peer of Adam Curtis. I propose that the reason is not more physical or mental, but a combination of both. Recent science has also shown that younger people naturally like to sleep later, which has over the years been interpreted as laziness or rebellion; hopefully, such new knowledge will help humanity understand each other, across generations and other social demographics.

I’ve tried to have such conversations with some of my friend groups over the years, but they usually lower it to sex and race, which is why I had to free myself from them, and am eager to escape to my peer group now. However, hopefully you’ll be able to understand this, and interpret it correctly.

Stormy Seas – Clouds of Culture – Friend Foolters

Over the last few weeks I’ve proposed that the masses are kept ‘below the surface’ of knowledge by continuous waves of mass immigration, and the clouds of culture they bring, with the countries that are affected, such as Blighty, continually having to have the same social debates and arguments; such as race, gender and sexuality; as new cultures arrive from the ‘developing world’.

One of the reasons I gave up my friends was that I was bored with their conversations, and thought I could learn more and be more entertained from documentaries on television. If you have friends groups who you really relate to, and that are very knowledgeable and funny, you may find them more stimulating than television, and first-hand spontaneous comedy built on years of ‘local cultural knowledge’ can be better than planned, as seen on television, but overall, the most talented people can usually be seen on television.

Documentary ‘Gas Giant Gravity’ 3G Entertaining Knowledge

While I’m often critical of the ‘establishment’ and the ‘BBC‘ I am probably a product of both more than anything, as I declared recently in my gas giant gravity (3G) theory, and watching Blue Planet II and Sky at Night recently I feel like they are providing the most up to date confirmed information or scientific theories information available.

On a more sensational level, Quest’s ‘The Unexplained Files’ and ‘UFOs: The Lost Evidence’ provide the latest unconfirmed theories and evidence.

If ‘immigrants’ are watching such programmes with open minds, and learning the latest science, then it would make mass immigration look better. However, many/most seem more interested in hiding away from it, maintaining their Middle-Eastern monotheistic myths, to keep their families and communities under their manly monopoly.

If you filter that as my gender and race prejudice, then you are just like one of the foolters I cleaned out of my system, like fat from a clogged artery, to help you breathe better. Some of those foolters were university graduates, but weren’t humanities or social science students, but thought they knew everything about it.

I think I’ve learnt the latest knowledge about the above science subjects from the documentaries, but know I’m no expert in any of them; but also think that makes me quite wise, remembering that 2500 years ago in ancient Greece, Socrates said that the wisest were those who know they know little.

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