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dr4gonland:sea of clouds by Turan ReisStill therefore, after the…

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Still therefore, after the Long Night, the light of Valinor was greater and fairer than upon Middle-earth; for the Sun rested there, and the lights of heaven drew nearer to Earth in that region. But neither the Sun nor the Moon can recall the light that was of old, that came from the Trees before they were touched by the poison of Ungoliant. That light lives now in the Silmarils alone.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

dr4gonland:sea of clouds by Turan ReisStill therefore, after the…

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morethanphotography: Blue by barenstaden Tilion had traversed…

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Blue by barenstaden

Tilion had traversed the heaven seven times, and thus was in the furthest east, when the vessel of Arien was made ready. Then Anar arose in glory, and the first dawn of the Sun was like a great fire upon the towers of the Pelóri: the clouds of Middle-earth were kindled, and there was heard the sound of many waterfalls. Then indeed Morgoth was dismayed, and he descended into the uttermost depths of Angband, and withdrew his servants, sending forth great reek and dark cloud to hide his land from the light of the Daystar.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

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Blue by barenstaden

Tilion had traversed…

spaceplasma:Giant magnetic loops dance on the sun’s horizon in…

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Giant magnetic loops dance on the sun’s horizon in concert with the eruption of a solar flare — seen as a bright flash of light — in this imagery from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, captured Jan. 12-13, 2015.

Image Credit: NASA/SDO

Arien the maiden was mightier than he, and she was chosen because she had not feared the heats of Laurelin, and was unhurt by them, being
from the beginning a spirit of fire, whom Melkor had not deceived nor drawn to his service.

– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

Then Anar arose in glory, and the first dawn of the Sun was like a great fire upon the towers of the Pelóri: the clouds of Middle-earth were kindled, and there was heard the sound of many waterfalls.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

Arien’s aspect. Image 2/2 (Companion imagery to this and this.)

Interesting additional information about the sun

spaceplasma:Giant magnetic loops dance on the sun’s horizon in…

spaceexp:The Sun in extreme ultraviolet via reddit Arien the…

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The Sun in extreme ultraviolet

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Arien the maiden was mightier than he, and she was chosen because she had not feared the heats of Laurelin, and was unhurt by them, being from the beginning a spirit of fire, whom Melkor had not deceived nor drawn to his service.

– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI

Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

Then Anar arose in glory, and the first dawn of the Sun was like a great fire upon the towers of the Pelóri: the clouds of Middle-earth were kindled, and there was heard the sound of many waterfalls.

– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI

Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

Arien’s aspect. Image 1/2 (Companion imagery to this and this.)

Interesting additional information about the sun

spaceexp:The Sun in extreme ultraviolet via reddit
Arien the…

scifi-fantasy-horror:by Peter Mohrbacher Too bright were the…

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by Peter Mohrbacher


Too bright were the eyes of Arien for even the Eldar to look on, and leaving Valinor she forsook the form and raiment which like the Valar she had worn there, and she was as a naked flame, terrible in the fullness of her splendour.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

The transformation process as Arien assumed her new role would be quite the spectacle. (Image 2/2)

scifi-fantasy-horror:by Peter Mohrbacher
Too bright were the…

scifi-fantasy-horror:by Peter Mohrbacher Too bright were the…

scifi-fantasy-horror:

by Peter Mohrbacher


Too bright were the eyes of Arien for even the Eldar to look on, and leaving Valinor she forsook the form and raiment which like the Valar she had worn there, and she was as a naked flame, terrible in the fullness of her splendour.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XI Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor

The transformation process as Arien assumed her new role would be quite the spectacle. (Image 1/2)

scifi-fantasy-horror:by Peter Mohrbacher
Too bright were the…

ponderation: Sun Smoke by Ross Barringer It must be such a…

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Sun Smoke by Ross Barringer

It must be such a wonder to all when the Sun first rose. But from the vantage of Thangorodrim. perhaps the perennial smog mitigated its brilliance somewhat.

“But as the host of Fingolfin marched into Mithrim the Sun rose flaming in the West; and Fingolfin unfurled his blue and silver banners, and blew his horns, and flowers sprang beneath his marching feet, and the ages of the stars were ended. At the uprising of the great light the servants of Morgoth fled into Angband, and Fingolfin passed unopposed through the fastness of Dor Daedeloth while his foes hid beneath the earth. Then the Elves smote upon the gates of Angband, and the challenge of their trumpets shook the towers of Thangorodrim; and Maedhros heard them amid his torment and cried aloud, but his voice was lost in the echoes of the stone.”

– Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIII: Of the Return of the Noldor

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Sun Smoke by Ross Barringer

It must be such a…

Reader: The Silmarillion. Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 13 “Of The Return of the Noldor”

ted nasmith_the silmarillion_2_quenta silmarillion_13_of the return of the noldor_medReader deep thought: What an eventful time! The Noldor sure started their careers as Exiles with a bang, or three. And the Sun and the Moon sprung up in time to bear witness to the stuff of legends. Gothmog debuted, Fëanor passed, the Noldor-lords reunited willy-nilly, Noldor meets Sindar, and Thingol unhappy. But still, the Noldor prospered and there was diaspora, much thanks in part to Maedhros’ mellowing out, Finrod’s loyalty to their friendship, and the even-tempered EQ of Fingolfin. Everything happened. Even LOVE, blooming in Galadriel and Celeborn’s companionship in Menegroth (interestingly, both were Thingol’s kin). And yet, already two Wars of Beleriand before the end of the chapter, in the brief span of time right before the Sun first rose to her 60th anniversary, and the Silmarils were still in Morgoth’s ever scheming hands. Bummer. And what did the Noldor do? Siege Angband of course! Four hundred fifty years. Longevity hath its privileges.

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