The planet Jupiter is edging into the evening sky. You’ll find it now ascending over the eastern horizon in late evening – high in the sky before dawn – as seen from around the world. This morning, October 25, 2013, our friend Ken Christison captured this wonderful view of Jupiter near the moon. The two stars nearby are Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini the Twins.
Thank you, Ken!
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.