Venus skirts the Pleiades
April 2007: Venus passes south of the Pleiades, making a terrific binocular sight.
April 1, 2007
|One of the sky's prettiest sights is the blazing planet Venus floating above the horizon at dusk. This month, Venus passes south of the Pleiades, and the star cluster's diminutive sparkles make quite a sight in binoculars. Not far off, Comet 2P/Encke makes a monthlong hook through Aries and Cetus. Once Venus sets, Saturn rules the night until Jupiter rises in the hours before dawn.|
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