Venus and the central Milky Way rise in the early morning
hours of March 1 in this sea and skyscape.
The scene looks out from a beach at Sea Isle City, New Jersey, USA,
Of course, Earth orbits well within the solar system's
region not too close and not too far from the Sun where
surface temperatures can support liquid water.
Similar in size to Earth,
lies just beyond the inner boundary of the habitable zone.
The watery reflection
of light from our inhospitable
is seen along a calm, cold ocean and low cloud bank.