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Mysteries of the Sun

Mysteries of the SunAs long as I can remember, there was always a bright, yellow disk in the sky.  It always seemed to appear during the day and disappear at night (even though at night, I would notice a larger white disc in the sky).

I never paid too much mind to, what the villagers refer to as, The Sun.  This "Sun" has managed to capture my attention.  So much, I've decided to study unexplained phenomena in the sky and hopefully to draw up to a conclusions of its make up, and more importantly, its purpose and why it exists.


The Sun is very old.  Its appearance has been recorded in the oldest Village Tomes.  Having to guess an approximate age for this Sun, I estimate it has been in existence for over 300 years!  I am quite surprised that no one has decided to study this G.D. (Golden Disc) before.


The Sun does not appear in the evening hours, or through-out the entire evening. I have noticed that after the light starts in the east,  The Sun soon follows as well. I have not been able to reach a firm conclusion as to whether the Sun has any connection to the daytime or if it is just coincidence.

Perhaps this Sun follows the light, as do certain flowers in the garden or that the light nourishes the Sun - maybe gives the Sun its energy as food nourishes humans.  Any conclusions at this point would surely be premature

It is very hard to study The Sun.  Because of its distance from our village, my first look at The Sun through a telescope caused my eyes great pain.  Maybe The Sun does not like to be studied!  But this Sun isn't smart like humans for when I placed my shaded-spectacles before my eyes I could look directly at the sun with less pain.  Logical Conclusion: the Sun didn't not recognize me while wearing my shaded spectacles - or maybe could not see the direction my eyes were looking in and therefore did not cause my eyes to hurt.


Other than looking majestic in the sky, I ponder the effects of The Sun.

Creating Shadows:
Things we used to take for granted may not be caused by light, but by The Sun itself!  Late one night I could not sleep.  How difficult it is to sleep when thinking of The Sun constantly.  I went to my study and lit a candle.  Ho!  To much excitement and joy, the flame of the candle seemed to cast my very own shadow against my Study wall!  I've never noticed since I am usually sleeping at night.  Can fire create shadows?  We were always under the assumption that light cause shadows - and only light.  But after this revelation now two elements can cause shadows - light and fire!  Now if The Sun is made of fire then I could easily say that The Sun causes shadows as well, but I must not be so presumptuous.

But let us say, hypothetically, that The Sun was not unlike many candles placed together.  And that, therefore, would mean The Sun is really a disc of fire.  Going with that assumption, then The Sun's core must be made out of wax.  This cannot be since The Sun is 300 years old and the wax would have melted away and The Sun would have crashed into the near-by Village.

Can shadows and the Sun be related?  I conclude they have to be.  If it wasn't for The Sun, our outdoor-clocks, or "Sun Dials" as the Locals called them, they would be useless - nothing more than a mere decorations for the Annual Art Show. 

After a few weeks of study, I believe when The Sun is visible in the sky, the overall temperature increases.  While observing the sky on partly-cloudy day I noticed that when clouds pass in front of The Sun, the temperature decreases making things cooler.  And darker - but I dare not say yet that shade and shadows are similar.  This theory is presently unfounded since there has been no study on whether or not (pardon the pun) clouds act in the same way an ice cube does - emitting "coolness". 

My other theory - if The Sun does indeed emit heat - then clouds must act as "heat catcher"s or "heat collector"s, as if to collect and store heat. Which led to my other theory that clouds can dissipate from too much heat-collecting - hence "rain". Rain clouds must be burned by The Sun when collecting heat for rain clouds, and therefore, darker in colour than non-rain clouds.


It's been months now, and Winter will soon be upon the Village.  Further investigation must be done on the study of The Sun.  As for now, I've only created more questions than I answered but I do believe my findings are keeping me on track to unwrapping the mysteries of The Sun.


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