Folklore Thursday: Celestial

Unusually this particular folklore thursday tweet went through a rewrite... I'll start with the finished article, here it is:

On the 23rd of September the Sun will cross the Celestial Equator, marking the Northern Hemisphere's Autumn Equinox. As Earth enters the final quarter of its year, celebrations like Mabon and Harvest Festival are held in thanks for all that Summer has bestowed. #FolkloreThursday

We're constantly fighting a number of limitations of time and space (not being timelords, this will always be the case)

John's original tweet read

On Monday 23rd of September the Sun will cross the Celestial Equator, marking the Northern Hemispheres Autumn Equinox. Thanks Giving festivals take place around the Equinox, including the CofE Harvest Festival (est. 1843) and the Modern Pagan Mabon (est. 1970) #FolkloreThursday

Altered because, as John says "[the edited version] It still sounds a bit like the voice-over in a planetarium, or the start of a BBC documentary, but I think it's a bit more poetic and interesting (hopefully) "

All drawing is disappointment. You learn to live with the limits you've set for yourself. I had a few hours to do this and lacked time to dig in as much as I wanted - ideally the wall of space behind the earth would've included an accurate starmap, and an earth that was more realisticly inked/coloured and maybe more of a crowd. But you have to get-it-done. 

So Google Earth to the rescue, and a quick search fo 3d stonehenge and a photo of a horn of plenty for some ideas and that was the pencils...




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