There’s a lot happening today, a solar eclipse for parts of the earth, the moon is at its perigee causing what’s known as a Supermoon, even though it’s a New Moon, and in the Northern Hemisphere it’s the Vernal Equinox, signaling the first day of Spring.
Down here in the Everglades I decided to take advantage of the dark skies and get out early in the morning to photograph Scorpio and the Milky Way while they can best be seen. Turning towards the North I made an image of the star wheel turning around the North Star.
Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of His might And the strength of His power; Not one is missing. -Isaiah 40:26
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of Him, And the son of man that You visit him? Psalm 8:3a
I made these images along a dirt road near the Gator Hook Strand in the Everglades. I was out there most of the early morning. Having all that time alone beneath the heavens I can’t help but ponder life and the universe. I quietly rejoice that the Maker of the stars also knows me by name.