2020, April 4: Venus and Pleiades

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2020, April 4: 0.9° to the upper left of the brightest star in the cluster, Alcyone

One day after Venus passed the Pleiades, the brilliant planet is still nearby. The Venus is 0.9° to the upper left of the brightest star in the cluster, Alcyone. During the next few evenings Venus moves up and to the left of the star cluster.

2020, April 4: 0.9° to the upper left of the brightest star in the cluster, Alcyone.

 

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2 replies

  1. I saw this tonight! Very cool how Venus was just hanging over the Pleiades. Nice pictures.

  2. bkellysky – Air Pollution Meteorologist, amateur astronomer and lover of space travel past, present and future.

    Until Telescope Paul complimented you on the ‘nice pictures’, I thought they were great simulations and I was going to ask you where you got them from.
    After I did the Guy Ottewell trick of right clicking, clicking ‘view photo’ and clicking to enlarge, I could see they were really photos. Nice work!!!

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