View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Kathy Hunt of Ontario, Canada wrote: “Social distancing with my greyhounds, Rosie and Dash on our local rail trail. We keep 6 meters or more away when we encounter people who are also out enjoying this rural space. Fortunately, everyone has been respectful of this important Covid-19 measure.”
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | We at EarthSky are social distancing, too, of course, and in the midst of it, our marketing director, David Callejas and his wife have just had a new baby. David wrote, “I’m just helping create life NBD. Meet Adriana who was born amidst all the madness going on.” Welcome, Adriana! And congratulations, David, Santana and big brother Diego!
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Siobhan Egnot in Lincoln, Michigan, wrote: “Spending time in nature looking for animal homes. Found a woodpecker’s home.” Thanks, Siobhan!
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Raul Cortes wrote: “#SocialDistanceSelfies #StayAtHome. From the bottom of my heart best wishes to the whole world. Salute from Monterrey, Mexico.” Thank you, Raul … best wishes to you as well from all of us at EarthSky.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Arnold Williams of Dunnellon, Florida – a retired sea captain and celestial navigator – said he’s spending his time “shooting sunline for running fix.” Thank you, Arnold.
Glyn Cassidy in the UK wrote: “Isolating like I always do.” Good choice. Thanks, Glyn!
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Kevan Hubbard wrote from Hartlepool, England: “Me with the sea behind me on a walk on the day before the likely government lockdown over COVID-19. No astronomy books lying around, but let the sea the the object of astronomical relevance, being pulled by the sun and moon.”
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | EarthSky’s Chelynne Campion wrote “Hey guys, there’s an upside to being quarantined – fewer cars on the road means less pollution and clearer skies! Now is a great time to start stargazing! Visit the EarthSky store and order some supplies – it’ll give me some work to do, support EarthSky, AND be a bit of fun for you while you’re self distancing. YAY!” Thanks, Chelynne. We totally agree! :-)
April Singer in New Mexico – who has contributed many photos to EarthSky – wrote: “Doing well. Keeping busy. Cloudy though so no stars tonight.” Thank you, April!
Tony Aaron wrote: “Catching rays, waiting to hear if I get my job back.” Thank you, Tony.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Richard Swieca in Ste. Agathe des Monts, Quebec, Canada, wrote: “Have at least the privilege of self-isolating at cottage in the Laurentian mountains. The lake partially melted Friday March 19, then froze again with temperatures down to -12 Celsius. Easy to be isolated on a frozen lake! Took up cross country skiing again.”
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Patty Fine of Springfield, Illinois, wrote: “Driving home from an exhausting trip to Florida. Not a great hair day! LOL.” Thanks, Patty!
Kelly Mitchell said: “Hello from the south coast of England. In for another 11 days then seeing if I have a job? But my kids are with me and we are well! Hello to you all.”
Eryne Thibeau wrote: “#alonetogether in Maine.”
David Aylsworth wrote: “Keeping safe in Burlington, Canada.”
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Dr Ski wrote of this March 22 photo from Valencia, Philippines: “Quarantine gives me plenty of time to plan tonight’s observing session (the Southern Milky Way, I think). The whisky is part of my self-medication regimen. Only after noon.”
Sally Cawdery wrote: “Isolating with some banging tunes in Newark UK.” Thanks, Sally!
Sandee Wilson said: “Cleaning and rearranging my living space, this may take a while! It’s been cloudy so no star gazing from my patio.” Thanks, Sandee!
Dawn DeFrank said: “A little crazy in Cleveland, Ohio.”
Daniel Hansen wrote: “Doing pretty well. Good thing I’m an introvert.” Me, too, Daniel. Finally, introverts win!
Plus we heard from:
Barry Allen: “Hanging out with a house full of critters in Bedford, TX. No observations due to two weeks of rain every single day. Doing some much needed telescope maintenance.”
Mysti Turner: “So far so good, sunshine helps. Mostly just want to see a much flatter curve.”
Gabriella Zanon Palmer: “Last few nights even the UK has been clear. What a treat before bedtime.”
Radu Brotoiu: “Stay at home.”
Nancy Windhorst: “I’m staying in and cooking and baking and yes eating! Not so bad.”
Haneean Al Isnaad Mareean: “If you are out for a walk, please follow health guidelines.”
Kelly Mitchell: “Beer in the garden after doing most of my hedges. Kids on the trampoline. So lucky to have this garden and this weather!”
Raylenee Keys: “With all the stress/anxiety going on, last night, all geared up, I went to take the trash and I looked up. There was Orion, the moon to its right, Castor and Pollux, Ursa Major. And it almost felt like nothing was going on just like magic. Thanks, Universe, for looking down on me. I am not alone.”
Bottom line: Thanks to everyone who contributed to our #SocialDistancingSelfies and comments. Post your photo at EarthSky Community Photos, on EarthSky Facebook, or in the comment section of this post. Now go wash your hands!