The stars of Orion tracing out trails as the Earth turns. Betelgeuse on the top left was until a few weeks ago a brilliant orange star but it has recently become much dimmer (now about the same as Bellatrix, top right) and is expected to explode into a supernova at some point in the next 100,000 years.
In an unrelated event, today was our warmest January day ever recorded: 18.1°C.
Admin1 is reading Firefly by Henry Porter, an excellent but distressing thriller about refugees coming to Europe via Lesbos, an ongoing story. Admin2 is reading The Sand Men by Christopher Fowler, a story about expats building a massive high-end shopping complex in Dubai (we saw plenty of ads for this sort of thing on our Emirates flights) which did not need a background ancient conspiracy to be terrifying.