Monday, April 2, 2012
Venus finally meets the Pleiades
Venus finally catches the Pleiades. After a week of inching closer to the famous star cluster, Venus begins to pass directly underneath it. The planet's glare blocks the relatively faint light of the Pleiades, so binoculars definitely will be useful in seeing for yourself the scene. Over the next couple of nights, Venus moves below then above the cluster's stars.
Such is our view from Earth...