Monday, December 27, 2004

Junkanoo morning

Boxing Day morning, the day after Christmas (actually two days this year, since the next day was Sunday), the island celebrates with a uniquely Bahamian pre-dawn celebration of music, dance and extravagant floats and costumes. A full moon in the west and Venus and Mercury in the East , all framed by dramatic moonlit clouds, made the morning especially memorable.

The two planets appear to draw closer. Actually they are 50 million miles apart along the same line of sight.