Here’s one of our favorite photos from an EarthSky community member, so far this year. Jeff Berkes captured it during the recent total eclipse of the moon – September 27, 2015 – and the photo shows the eclipsed moon next to an eruption of Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Jeff wrote:
Over a year of planning paid off!
Old Faithful, the super Blood Moon fully eclipsed, a meteor, the Andromeda galaxy and the Milky Way… There is a lot going on in this shot!
See the Andromeda galaxy? It’s at about 10 o’clock, above the geyser. The meteor is directly above the geyser.
Awesome photo, Jeff. Thanks for posting at EarthSky Facebook. Check out another photo by Jeff, taken on the same night, below.
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.