Lynton Brown stitched together 9 portrait images to show the Milky Way over Green Lake, in Horsham, Australia on September 21, 2014. The glow above the water on the right – behind the tree – are town lights over Horsham. And the mysterious glow on the left? It’s the elusive zodiacal light.
Nikon D800e, 14mm Nikor glass, iso1250, 30sec, f2.8
Composite created Photoshop, and lighting adjusted using Lightroom.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded 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.