The solstice arrived on June 21, 2023, bringing summer to the Northern Hemisphere and winter to the Southern Hemisphere. And – as a special solstice treat for all of us on Earth – the waxing crescent moon was near the planets Mars and Venus on the evening of the solstice.
Enjoy these photos of the cosmic trio from the EarthSky community! Thank you to all who submitted. Submit your photo here.
Kelly Kizer Whitt has been a science writer specializing in astronomy for more than two decades. She began her career at Astronomy Magazine, and she has made regular contributions to AstronomyToday and the Sierra Club, among other outlets. Her children’s picture book, Solar System Forecast, was published in 2012. She has also written a young adult dystopian novel titled A Different Sky. When she is not reading or writing about astronomy and staring up at the stars, she enjoys traveling to the national parks, creating crossword puzzles, running, tennis, and paddleboarding. Kelly lives in Wisconsin.
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