View Full Version : Venus Near Pleiades For a Few Days

2005-Sep-08, 08:41 AM
SUMMARY: Venus, currently the brightest "star" in the sky, will spend the next few days passing through the Pleiades star cluster, making for a beautiful sky show. Venus is easy to see, it's that blazingly bright "star" high in the Western sky after sunset. Pleiades is much dimmer; a collection of young stars that looks like a miniature dipper that's hard to see in polluted city skies. On April 2, Venus will be right below the cluster; on April 3 it will be in the handle; and then April 4 it will have passed completely through. Find some dark skies over the next few nights to really appreciate the view - it won't happen again for another 8 years.

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