The Great South Bay had been frozen solid for a few days. There were some parts of water visible here but at my home beach sheets of ice several feed high were piled on where the sandy beach was supposed to be. Even in the few minutes I stood there to record some videos and take some photos, I was feeling my hands losing all feelings.
You can see how the first sunset of the new year also coincided with the blood red full super blue moon which was rising on the other side. Other brave souls, more bundled up than me, had even come with tripods to capture the moment to remember forever.
I am so blessed to have seen such magical creations of God.