Matt Aust in Germany wrote about photographing the Milky Way in bright moonlight on September 8, 2016:
Milky Way with moon – a difficult combination.
I was waiting for the moonset. The Milky Way, however, was still visible with the unaided eye, so I tried … not so easy without including lens flares and difficult to edit, but I was surprised at the result.
Thank you, Matt!
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.