Everyone is going ape about the moon and Venus this evening.
Well, apparently, they’re very close together – but not really: they’re actually about 23½ million miles apart – but the perception is that they are close together in the night sky.
And they were even closer in the day sky too.
You live, you google, you learn.
Who am I to deny myself such a blatant photo op?
Hence the image to the left.
And all this Micklethwaite-style rambling to fill in the space alongside it.
You may also like my long exposure sky pic, which is full of Cape Town’s light pollution.