Venus leaves Aries and enters Taurus the Bull today. Still a brilliant sight in the early evening sky after sunset, it’s worth keeping a close eye on the planet over the next few days as it will slowly approach (and then pass) the Pleiades open star cluster.
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Map courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
Venus leaves Aries and enters Taurus. (76% illuminated, magnitude -4.0, diameter 14.3”. Naked eye, evening sky.)
The constellation Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs) culminates at midnight tonight. (Naked eye, all night.)
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are easily visible with the naked eye.
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Learn more about upcoming astronomical events in 2015 An Astronomical Year (Kindle Edition) and The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) (Kindle Edition and Paperback Edition) and 2016 An Astronomical Year (North American Kindle Edition.)
The Amateur Astronomer’s Notebook allows astronomers to log 150 observing sessions and includes an appendix of hundreds of suggested deep sky objects.
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