Look Skyward For Something Unrelated To COVID-19

I feel compelled to start posting, at least every couple of days, news and thoughts about aspects of our lives not related to COVID-19.  There is no way to avoid the fact we are living history, nor deny the seriousness of this pandemic.  But it also goes without saying we need a place for our mind to wander for relaxation from the harshness of the world outside our doors.


Tonight, Venus, the crescent Moon and the Pleiades will form a beautiful triangle in the western sunset sky. The event kicks off a slow-motion conjunction between Venus and the Pleiades that will grow even more beautiful in the nights ahead.

When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look west. There’s a heavenly triangle in the sunset sky. The vertices are Venus, the crescent Moon and the Pleiades. Venus and the Moon pop out of the twilight first, followed by the Seven Sisters as the sky fades to black. Ruslan Merzlyakov photographed the convergence last night from Nykøbing Mors, Denmark.