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How Midnight came to be

January 6, 2013
By MARY BURNS DEAS , The OBSERVER

How the zebra got its stripes, the camel got its hump, or how the earth, sun, and moon came to be are common myths in most cultures since ancient times. Stories of how day and night began have surely been told, but what about how Midnight came to be? Like all myths, this story has a beginning and tells step by step how it evolved to be what it is today, but the big difference in this tale is that it is true and only happened in the last several weeks. Rather than a "yesterdays" story, it is a contemporary and "todays" account. So how did Midnight come to be?

 
 

 

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