Hallelujah, a sun is born today. Happy Solstice to everyone. A gracious loving sun that shines brightly upon everyone without exception is reborn today. Many people like myself, feel depressed with a lack of sunshine, and particularly at this time of the year when sunlight is limited. The days here are short and cold, and the nights are longer and colder, so yes, this is a most delightful occasion, and everyday for the next half year, people like me will experience more light and happiness, and such is the hope for all people of the earth.
Light travels at 186,000 miles per second and it takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds for sunlight to reach the earth. The circumference of the earth is about 28,000 miles, so light can travel around the earth over 6 times per second. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, about six-trillion miles. The moon is so close to the earth that sunlight bouncing off it arrives on earth 1.3 seconds later. The light from the sun takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds to reach the earth. The closest sun to our sun is Proxima Centauri, and it takes light about 4.2 light years to reach the earth. Our sun is located in the Milky Way galaxy which is so expansive that it takes light about 26,000 light years to reach earth from the center of the galaxy.
Who knows how many inhabited planets exist in the Milky Way, it could be in the millions, and there are billions of galaxies in the universe. The size of the universe is incomprehensible, but get this, all living creatures everywhere receive the breath and light with blessings to prosper from the one who creates it all. Here is a mantra to consider.
Surya, the sun, is extremely hot and bright and light is unsurpassed in speed and filling and holding still with the source of illumination is the way to become radiant and beautiful in the realm.