33,000 runners hit the pavement in the 50th New York City Marathon, a year after the competition was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 26.2-mile race started on Staten Island and looped through the other boroughs before ending in Central Park in Manhattan. Peres Jepchirchir from Kenya took first among women. Albert Korir, also from Kenya, won the menŐs race. Wikipedia
One of the most honored NYC Marathons took place in 2001 after 9/11. Today a client who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the time talked about how incredible it was to come together in 2001 and how amazing it is to do it again 20 years later after what we've gone through in the past year and a half.
Coming off the Verrazzano Bridge into Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
The Pink Sky in the Video Dissolved into Red
Next month's conjunction will be even better because the crescent Moon will be even closer to Venus, only a fraction of a degree away, and Venus will be a crescent, too! Like the Moon, Venus has phases, and during next month's conjunction the second planet will be only 23% illuminated. Wide-field telescopic images will reveal two crescents side by side. ~ Spaceweather.com
Also from Spaceweather - Sunspot activity is increasing. Yesterday, sunspot AR2895 didn't exist. Now it's bigger than Earth. A movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows sunspot genesis in action.
Some of you may remember Solar Max years ago when we followed CME's and people wondered if one was going to take the planet out. Nope. It's always been about Plate Tectonics unless a CME sets things off.
As the sun set I took a video of the Venus-Moon Conjunction approaching the arches of the Verrazzano Bridge.
Thursday night another brilliant sunset called to me as I worked at my computer. I sent the pic to my daughter, Nikki, in Westport, CT who was walking her dog along the beach at the time and enjoying the same splendid view. We are all connected.
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