And The Sun Stood Still
The sun is below the horizon as we lift off the treated gravel of Points North Landing on our home bound leg. As we climb through 9500 feet the sun reappears as a bright orange ball. It sits on the earth's far line for the rest of the climb not moving an inch. But within two minutes after leveling off at FL240 (24,ooo') time catches up with us and the sun drops away out of sight. Now the sky will take the slow shift to the nights darkness, but not without a spectacular show of fading colours chasing the sun over the Western horizon. I guess it's good morning China.