Celebrating thirty years of solstice cards!

A conjunction occurs when two or more celestial objects appear close together in the sky. Here three planets are visible: bright Venus, with faint Mars just to her left, and Jupiter above and to the right.

The obelisk on the east bank was erected in 1836 to commemorate the Battle of Concord. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem Concord Hymn famously begins

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

conjunction over Old North Bridge, Concord, Massachusetts

Taken October 31, 2015 at Old North Bridge, Concord River, Concord, Massachusetts
Nikon D300s, 18mm, f/3.5, 30 s, ISO 800