“Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time.” –James A. Baldwin
But each day is a chance for hope, learning something new and experiencing something wonderful. In fact, in just a couple of days, it will be the June solstice here on Earth, where the Sun reaches its highest (or lowest) position in the sky for Northern (or Southern) hemisphere observers!
You might look at something like this and assume that the Sun — if you took a picture of it at the same time every day — would make the shape of a straight line, or possibly a curve. I wouldn’t blame you if you thought that, but what we get instead is much more fascinating.
This shape is known as an analemma, and is a figure-8 here on Earth. What causes it? Go read the whole story and find out!