We saw many wonderful photos of the moon and planet Venus over the past several nights, as the waxing moon moved up past Venus in the evening twilight sky. The colors in this one, though … wow. Stefano De Rosa – at Isola D’Elba (the island of Elba), off the coast of Italy – captured this image on August 10, 2013. Many thanks, Stefano.
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.