Nautical Astronomy

by Alberto Ríos

Alberto Rios

Nautical astronomyis defined simply as:
The science of locating oneself at sea.

The map is wet, but usable.
In the vast water, the stars see themselves,

And in the sky, boats find their direction.
It is a kinship of depths and black-greens.

We do not sail on the seas-any of us.
All our lives we sail in between them.

Last updated November 21, 2022