Casper

Clouds are natural phenomenon, a result of water and sun and different altitude. Still, we often look in the sky and search for some symbols and shapes, as if it could give us a clue about something or someone. Would a cloud in a shape of a dog mean something?

Would a ghost-like creature of Casper, the friendly ghost mean that we have an invisible friend who is always happy and want to play around with us? Maybe it will. It is said that “what you believe, it will happen”. So, we should truly believe and this little positive creature will somehow make our life happier and better. It might sound as a phantasy, but if we did believe in Santa for a pretty long period of our life, why can’t we believe in a little happy ghost? Being positive and happy is surely a good thing, isn’t it?

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Stern

In response to daily prompt Stern by The Daily Spur.

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Stern will always be a star for me. It’s not that I cannot add a meaning to it. But, sky and the night has always have a special magic. It shows how small we are in this Universe and how whatever we do, the day will pass and the new night, magic night comes. Sometimes, this routine heals even the deepest wounds…..

MYTH

Puppis is one of the three constellations that used to form the Greek constellation Argo Navis, which represented the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed to get the Golden Fleece. The French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille divided the Argo Navis constellation into the three smaller ones – Carina, Puppis and Vela – in the 18th century. Puppis is the largest of the three.

Neither Puppis nor Vela have stars designated Alpha and Beta, as these stars were allocated to Carina constellation.

Source: Constellation Guide.

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Puppis is the Stern or the poop deck of the Ship Argo Navis. Puppis is from Latin puppis, ‘stern, poop’, French poupe, from Old Provencal poppa. The word puppis was also used in Latin as a standard word for ‘ship’, but technically it refers to the rear deck of the ship which is the poop deck, the afterpart of a ship.

The word stern derives from Indo-European *sta, the base of a long list of derivative words. In sailing ships the steerage was always located at the stern. The words stern, steer and starboard (steerboard) comes from Germanic *steuro, ‘a steering’ (from Indo-European *sta-).

β€œThe stern (puppis) is the rear part of a ship, as if the term were post (literally ‘after’).” [The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville, 7th century AD, p.374.].

Source: Constellation of Words.

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Source: space.com.