Sunday, 18 April 2010
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...prompts a very useful Hallowquest meditation. I know I should resist double-posting and linking to my own blog but I found these lessons learned very valuable. Perhaps someone else will too:
I´ve given it my best shot, this being the third attempt at watching the trilogy. I am just watching Revolutions, and all I see is a re-hashed "messiah" story and jingoistic, militarism.
I realise that this isn´t a reasoned argument, and it is far from complete, but is all I am able to say at the moment.
Having said that; I did enjoy spotting this scene...
...during a new moon in Aries.
Nadir also refers to the downward-facing viewing geometry of an orbiting satellite, such as is employed during remote sensing of the atmosphere, as well as when an astronaut faces the Earth while performing an EVA.
This diagram depicts a satellite observing backscattered sunlight in the nadir viewing geometry.
The word is also used figuratively to mean the lowest point of a person's spirits.
The term nadir can also be used to represent the lowest point reached by a celestial body during its apparent orbit around a given point of observation. This can be used to describe the location of the Sun, but it is only technically accurate for one latitude at a time and only possible at the low latitudes. The sun is said to be at the nadir at a location when it is at the zenith at the location's antipode.