What better way to acknowledge the winter solstice with a kind-of self portrait under the auspicious light of the Moon, Jupiter and Venus.
Jupiter is directly beneath the Moon while Venus is the same distance below again and a little to the left.
Day by day Venus and Jupiter are getting closer and closer together. They won’t quite make a conjunction in a weeks time but will get pretty close before they wander off again.
I never planned this image tonight. I was drawn to beach, spent some time there and as I was leaving this opportunity presented itself demanding attention. It got it.
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘The Moon, Jupiter, Venus and Me’ 1/200s f/11 ISO100 17mm