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Planet Venus photobombs the Pleiades 1-5 April

2 monthes ago   |   By Astronomy Now

Observers in the British Isles armed with no more than a pair of typical 10×50 binoculars can watch planet Venus' close encounter with the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, an open star cluster in the constellation of Taurus. The best time to look is around nautical dusk from Wednesday,1 April through Sunday, 5 April 2020. This looping animation shows the changing configuration of the planet and star cluster from night to night. AN graphic by Ade Ashford. Keen observers with a good memory might be feeling a sense of déjà vu at seeing the gap narrow between dazzling planet Venus and the Pleiades...
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