Venus and the Pleiades – See the Spectacle!

Venus glides up to the Pleiades or Seven Sisters star cluster this week.  This was the view at dusk on April 4. Credit: Bob King

Venus glides up to the Pleiades or Seven Sisters star cluster this week. This was the view at dusk on April 4 when they were still about 10° apart. Credit: Bob King

If you’ve ever been impressed by the brilliance of Venus or the pulchritude of the Pleiades, you won’t want to miss what’s happening in the western sky this this week. Venus has been inching closer and closer to the star cluster for months. Come Friday and Saturday the two will be only 2.5° apart. What a fantastic sight they’ll make together — the sky’s brightest planet and arguably the most beautiful star cluster side by side at dusk. (…)
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