We hear so often from so many of you that your skies are cloudy. And we encourage you to sneak a peak sometime beyond any possible holes between the clouds! Here’s what Jv Noriega captured between holes in the clouds last night (November 21, 2013) over his home in Manila, Philippines. Notice Jupiter right next to the moon. Both the moon and Jupiter are so bright that they can withstand a bit of cloud.
The easy-to-see constellation Orion and sky’s brightest star, Sirius – sometimes called the Dog Star – are also nearby.
Jupiter will still be near the moon tonight. Find charts and read more about the view on November 22.
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.