Altered mind this morning? Hehe, just blame the planets

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Today, and for the next month, four major planets are aligned above us: Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter. Are we interested? Of course we are.

From the very beginning of human history we’ve been obsessed by the position of celestial objects in the sky. This was for very good reason. Sky positions of the sun and moon were used extensively in prehistory to predict changes of season.

The most famous ancient monolith dedicated to this task is probably Stonehenge. Our fascination for building giant stone calenders was for very practical reasons.

Period13 May 2011

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  • TitleAltered mind this morning? Hehe, just blame the planets
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date13/05/11
    DescriptionToday, and for the next month, four major planets are aligned above us: Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter.

    Are we interested? Of course we are.

    From the very beginning of human history we’ve been obsessed by the position of celestial objects in the sky. This was for very good reason. Sky positions of the sun and moon were used extensively in prehistory to predict changes of season.

    The most famous ancient monolith dedicated to this task is probably Stonehenge. Our fascination for building giant stone calenders was for very practical reasons.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/altered-mind-this-morning-hehe-just-blame-the-planets-1235
    PersonsDavid Coward