This weekend’s Draconid meteor shower had interference from a bright moon. And yet, as nearly always happens, we received photos from intrepid observers. Stephanie Longo at Pike National Forest, Tarryall Colorado, wrote:
We headed out to the Tarryall Mountains section of Pike National Forest as the sun was setting. By the time we set up, the sky was quite dark and the Milky Way gorgeous. We started shooting at 7:56, but we had to give up by 8:40 because the light of the moon was too bright, even though it wasn’t yet over the horizon.
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.