full moon,
Last full moon of 2020

2020 ended with a full moon. It joins the sun in giving us a celestial presence that is reassuring, and god knows we can use some reassurance about now.

Natue is always a reliable source to turn to for orientation. So look up, look around, you might find what you’re looking for.

Winter Solstice, Sun,
Sun viewed above the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, Florida

2021 started as it did the day before and as it will tomorrow, with the sun in the sky bringing light, energy and warmth, The presence of the sun offers us stability, continuity, and certainty. That’s good. I’ll take it.

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Celestial Constants Certainty in Uncertain Times

The sun and moon celestial constants in uncertain times

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The conjunction of Jupiter (l) and Saturn (r) on the winter solstice 2020.
The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the Winter Solstice 2020
Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the winter Solstice 2020

Photograph of the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the Winter Solstice December 21, 2020 latitude-27.341274, longitude-82.528267. This phenomenon is also know as the “Christmas-Star” or Double Planet..

I made the image using a 2,000 mm lens. Jupiter is on the left and Saturn on the right. The second and third images were made using a one second exposure and moving the lens creating the shapes shown here.

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Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the Winter Solstice 2020

The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn during the Winter Solstice December 21, 2020

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