Congratulations to Dennis Chabot, who caught Venus and Mars before sunrise! These two worlds will be coming up sooner before sunrise and easier to see throughout September. Dennis wrote at EarthSky Facebook:
I went into the field next door … didn’t know if Venus was up or not. It was, and it was very bright. I could hardly see Mars, but it showed up well in the photo. Should be a good show for planets in the early mornings this month.
Yes! Thank you, Dennis!
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.