There was a spectacular view of the moon, planet Saturn and planet Mars – in front of the constellation Libra, with bright Libra stars nearby – on the night of August 31, 2014. These images are from EarthSky Facebook, or submitted directly to EarthSky.org. Thank you to all who posted!
By Monday night, the moon will be further to the east of the two planets, near the star Antares.
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.