Another day, another one of my questions that turns into something else.
Ramble of the Day
I saw an article about climate differences between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, and it made me wonder this: Does it annoy people from the Southern Hemisphere when we describe certain international events by the season they take place in?
For example, when I say something like “this summer’s World Cup,” do people with the Southern Hemisphere in mind think, “It’s not summer for everyone?” After all, when the World Cup was in Brazil last time around, it was in the Southern Hemisphere where it was winter.
My question pondering led me to Google, where I just had to search the differences between the two hemispheres. There is the obvious weather distinction, including the notion that cities further north in the Northern Hemisphere are thought (and actually are) cold, while the opposite is true in the Southern Hemisphere. The also fairly well known bit about Christmas being warm in the South and cold in the North also popped up a bit.
As for things I actually learned, someone said that the South has their match for the Northern Lights, known as the appropriately named Southern Lights. This person claimed that they were not as “impressive” as their northern counterpart, so I had to Google it and see these lame light shows for myself. Turns out, this person was a liar.
Here’s another picture of an aurora australis as viewed from the Otago Peninsula in #NewZealand. My favourite Māori name for this phenomenon is Ngā kahukura o Hine Nui Te Pō “The rainbow of the goddess of death”. pic.twitter.com/vUOPdkd5Y8— Ian Griffin (@iangriffin) April 29, 2018
Just look at those images. I looked for longer than I usually do. I could not stop staring. I still cannot stop staring at them. The colors are simply incredible.
What is unimpressive about this? This doesn’t even look real. None of this looks real, and somehow it is.
For comparison, here are some images of the Northern Lights.
Equally as amazing. Our world is such a beautiful place sometimes.
tl;dr: I hope you enjoy the pretty pictures!
Links of the Day
Sky Sports has lost La Liga rights in the UK to Eleven Sports, owned by the Leeds owner Andrea Radrizziani.
Today’s longer read: Rob Harris reports on some of the financial specifics regarding FIFA’s suggested Nations League for the Associated Press