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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.”
Bearded man holding newborn baby.
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!
Three children in the woods.
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 of swimming pool past man's bare feet.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Ken Gallegher in Lake Havasu City wrote: “Enjoying the beautiful weather here in Arizona.” Awesome. Thanks, Ken!
Man in coral-colored shirt holding a pastry on a napkin.
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.
Man and two little girls. He is holding a fish.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Justin Patten is enjoying some family time. He wrote: “Spending quarantine at the local pond in New Jersey, teaching my twin daughters to bass fish.” Thanks, Justin!
Woman smiling with computer in background.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | In Buffalo, New York, EarthSky’s Deanna Conners connects with the world via computer. She wrote : “Catching up on the morning science news over a cup of coffee. #Socialdistanceselfie.”
Man on a boat at sea, peering through some kind of handheld navigaation instrument.
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.
Man in winter clothing at a small telescope, under the night sky.
Glyn Cassidy in the UK wrote: “Isolating like I always do.” Good choice. Thanks, Glyn!
Man with seashore in background under blue sky.
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.”
Woman and bearded man exercising, leaning over chair backs.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | EarthSky CFO Joni Stewart wrote: ” I’m making my husband do Barre with me!” Thanks, Joni!
Smiling woman in front of a computer open to EarthSky Community Photos.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Meet Ragini Chaturvedi of Freehold, New Jersey, a frequent contributor to our pages.
Smiling woman outside with piled-high snowbanks in background.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Stephanie Longo wrote: “Greetings to y’all at Earthsky from snowy Woodland Park Colorado!”
Closeup of smiling young woman with cardboard boxes full of astronomy items.
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! :-)
Closeup of a woman in sunglasses and a parka.
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!
Man in sunlight, in a muscle shirt.
Tony Aaron wrote: “Catching rays, waiting to hear if I get my job back.” Thank you, Tony.
Man standing in front of a shiny, flat frozen lake.
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.”
A sunset, with birds flying above.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | “Birds free to fly while we are on Movement Control Order in Sabah, N. Borneo,” said our friend Jenney Disimon on Sunday morning. Thanks, Jenney!
Woman driving a car.
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!
Man in mask with guitar making hand signs
View at Earthsky Community Photos. | Matt Varacalli of Brooklyn, New York, said, “Practicing my guitar, social distancing and trying to have fun while being safe.”
Smiling, waving woman.
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.”
Man standing in front of a big telescope inside a frame building.
“Getting ready for comets tonight,” said Tom Wildoner of the Dark Side Observatory.
Woman in knit cap with a black-and-white cat.
Eryne Thibeau wrote: “#alonetogether in Maine.”
Man in face mask and latex gloves making a V sign, in front of Canadian flag flying from a tall flagpole.
David Aylsworth wrote: “Keeping safe in Burlington, Canada.”
Man lounging in desk chair holding a bottle of whiskey.
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.”
Woman in foreground holding a wine glass; man in background dancing.
Sally Cawdery wrote: “Isolating with some banging tunes in Newark UK.” Thanks, Sally!
Woman holding her hand in front of her face.
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!
Smiling woman with a great big black-and-white dog.
Dawn DeFrank said: “A little crazy in Cleveland, Ohio.”
Black and white spotted cat sleeping on a TV remote control.
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!

March 23, 2020
Human World

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