Time is a funny thing
We are only dancing on this Earth for a short while..
Consider the story of the Ephemera
Stars live for billions of years..the sun was born 4.5 billion
Image from: http://www.startunzflutes.com/graphics
Compared with 4.5 billion years of Earth history, we just showed up and started asking questions
If 4.5 billion years was compressed into one year, we arrived about one second before midnight on the last day!
Distance is also a problem
The Earth is 12,000 km in diamter
The moon is about 4000 km in diameter—about one third as big as the earth
So how far away is it?
Answer: about 30 Earth diameters (380,000 km)
Moving on out
The Sun is a bit further
The sun is 400 times farther than the Moon!
This distance is called one AU (150 million km)
The Sun is also a bit bigger…about 100 times the diamter of the Earth.
Dark Sky image of Summer Triangle
Don’t always your eyes!