Maybe it would be good for my blood pressure to try not to be grumpy about politics on Sundays. So here
is a site I found last week which both rekindled my sense of wonder, and re-calibrated my sense of perspective.
The site displays a full 360 degree spherical image of the night sky as seen from Earth (in the centre of the sphere). You can use arrow keys to move your point of view in any direction, and other keys (ALT and SHIFT on a PC?) to zoom in (like the second image above) or out. The spherical image is 800 megapixels in size, and was composed from 1,200 individual images of the night sky taken from various locations. The site covers some background on how it was done. Well worth a look – the closest I’ve seen so far to a total perspective vortex