November 4, 2022

NOV 4, mythed opportunities: Eos (Dawn's endless night)


The mere concept can give you a fright:

Should that asteroid, Eos, alight

On Earth's landmass, the force,

Raising dust, fine and coarse,

Might bring eons of Dawn's endless night.

Dr G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022    OEDILF #115472

Author's Note: The asteroid known by astronomers as 221 Eos is apparently a large orbiting body with a diameter of over 100 km. It has a potential, should it strike the Earth, to bring about an extinction similar to that produced 60 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaur population.
  Like most heavenly bodies, this one was named after a figure from Greco-Roman mythology, Eos (Aurora), the Goddess of Dawn; the irony is apparent. Click HERE for another nonsensical poem about Aurora/Eos and learn more about the legend.

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