Jupiter was near the moon this past weekend. Here they are on August 6, 2016. Roberto Porto at Tenerife, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, caught this amazing photo. It shows the moon with a lunar corona and Jupiter, over Volcano Teide. At (12,198 feet (3,718-meters), this volcano is the highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic.
Thank you, Roberto!
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.