Astrophotographer Justin was at Mount Bromo, an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia when he took this photo of the Large Magellanic Cloud. From tropical or Southern Hemisphere latitudes, the Large Magellanic Cloud is easy to see and spectacular! The time to look for it in the evening is from December to April. Read more about the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way.
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.