If you’re far enough south on the globe to see them, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds – the two satellite galaxies of our home galaxy Milky Way – are best seen in the evening from December to April. Astrophotographer Colin Legg in Australia captured this cool photo of a meteor streaking between the two Magellanic Clouds in August 2013. Thank you, Colin! When I told him we were publishing this photo, he said:
Thank you. We love our Mag clouds!
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.