Look Up at the Glorious Heavens!
When he was a young boy and as part of the required achievements in Scouting, the
of this website needed to learn the names of and be able to identify ten star constellations in the night sky. It was at this time that the he came to appreciate the glorious heavens with the multitude of sights he beheld.
He was able, with his fellow Scout and next door neighbor, Dale, to locate and follow what he believed to be a Russian satellite, the one named Sputnik. There were several that were launched into earth orbit, the first on the fourth of October in 1957 and circled the earth until the fourth of January 1958. Sputnik 2 was launched on 3 November 1957 and stayed 162 days in orbit carrying into space, a living animal, a dog named Laika, who died a few hours into the orbit, most likely from hyperthermia. Then on 15 May 1958, Sputnik 3 was launched into orbit and remained in orbit until 6 April 1960, 692 days, after which, it burned up upon reentry.
It was most likely the third Sputnik that he was to watch cross the night sky. The year 1958, on the 31st of January, also saw the first satellite from the US launched into earth orbit, the Explorer which remained in orbit until 31 March 1970.
Life was exciting for a young boy growing up in those decades. Ever since those days of his boyhood, he has always been looking up at the heavens and especially the night sky and it has never failed to provide him with a plethora of wonderful things to look at.
It was only recently, during a total eclipse of the moon, that upon seeing the moon travel into the shadow of the earth in the reverse direction than from what he was expected it to travel, (from right to left; west to east) that he began extensive research to find the reason why.
What he discovered continues to amaze him every day. Yes, the glorious heavens is a wonderful place to learn about.
The Heavens Declare the Glory of God
Yes, as the psalmist David was well aware, the glorious heavens do give praise to the Most High God. In fact, everywhere he looked, especially in the heavens, he saw testimony to God′s activity, power, and wisdom.
The Response from Mankind
The majority of men here on the earth continue to deny the existence of God despite all his creation and yet, there is no excuse for this foolishness.
Yes, God′s invisible qualities "from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse."
This gallery will focus in of some of these amazing wonders in the heavens, creations of the Most High God.