January 14, 2010
This morning I watched a NakedScience program about the life cycle of the Sun, but noticed the program was called The Death of the Sun, for all intensive purposes. The producers used a sundial to measure the Sun's lifespan between 6am and 6pm. According to many astronomers, the Sun is currently at 10:30am. By 11:30, the average global temperature will reach 160 degrees farenheit as the sun swells and the Earth loses its oceans. According to this timescale, less than a milisecond ago I was 16, on the deck tanning and listening to U2, Staring at the Sun.