Sunrise Jan 01.  First sunrise of 2012.

The Sun is life.  Without it nothing exists on this planet.  Too far and it is too cold for life and everything is frozen.  Too close and it is too hot for life and everything is scorched.  It’s distance is perfect for LIFE.  It’s gravitational pull keeps all planets in our solar system in “line”.  It provides heat, light and energy.  The church placed Galileo under house arrest for his theory, that the earth revolved around the sun and not the other way around (heliocentrism).  Oh the arrogance of the human race at times….The sun is nothing but Gas, but it is LIFE for us on this planet.  Love it, appreciate it.  The Sun is Light.  The sun is Life! No wonder it was seen as a deity, by many Cultures.