The young moon is back in the evening sky. We got several nice photos of it last night on EarthSky pages at Facebook and Google+. The photo at the top of this post comes from our friend Ken Christison in North Carolina. Thank you, Ken!
This is going to be an exciting month for moon-watching. The moon will be near the planet Mars – which is now having its best month in two years – on the nights of April 13 and 14. During the night of April 14-15, the moon will reach the crest of its full phase and undergo a total lunar eclipse, with Mars looking on nearby.
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.