German photographer Matt Aust posted this photo at EarthSky Facebook. It’s the very bright planet Jupiter – now the brightest starlike object up for most of every night – outshining even Sirius, the sky’s brightest star.
Thank you, Matt!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.