Clockwise from top left: Winter moonrise on the Peconic River, Riverhead, NY. ◼ The moon rises over the bay at South Jamesport, NY. With a thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices as watchers await the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the evening of December 21, 2020, the first time in 800 years that these planets appear to merge as one. The lyric belongs to an 1847 carol, “O Holy Night” written by Adolphe Charles Adam. ◼ Dusk falls over the fields of Northville, NY.