The waning gibbous Moon appears south of M45, the Pleiades open star cluster. The cluster appears as the tiny grouping of stars close to the Moon and is well worth a look through binoculars. The orange star Aldebaran marks the eye of Taurus the Bull.
These images depict the sky at approximately 2 a.m. local time.
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Images Courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
02:24 UT – The waning gibbous Moon passes south of M45, the Pleiades open star cluster. (Taurus, pre-dawn sky.)
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