A huge comet called Atlas is headed our way. Chances are, it will be visible to the eye by end of April. This is when COVID-19 should be peaking in the United States.
By mid-May, if Comet Atlas does not break apart (comets sometimes disappointingly do this), it should become very bright... one of the best cosmic light displays in years.
The timing and visual symbolism of Atlas and COVID-19 is striking. In April it was our duty was to hide from a force of nature, isolated in our homes as a deadly viral storm passed through.
By May, this dark plague will likely begin receding. And a beautiful light will brighten the night sky, drawing us out from our homes to witness it. A comet with a tail millions of social-distancing units long!
Like a rainbow after a deadly storm, perhaps Comet Atlas can be a symbol of this pandemic blowing away. And hopefully we will be able to watch it together, no longer in isolation.
THE TAKE HOME:
Time to start hoarding telescopes! Good deals will vanish once this starts hitting the news.
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Jadon Webb, M.D., Ph.D.
Bloom Mental Health
Disclaimer: this blog is NOT intended as medical advice and does not imply any kind of specific guidance or treatment recommendations, and should NOT be used to guide a treatment protocol. (read full disclaimer)
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Family Nurse Practitioner