The Moon returns to Taurus tonight and passes by M45, the Pleiades open star cluster. Depending upon your location, you might need binoculars to pick out the cluster. Observers in the rural areas of the United Kingdom and North America will have a better chance than most.
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Images courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
21:44 UT – The waxing crescent Moon passes M45, the Pleiades open star cluster. (Naked eye, Taurus, evening sky.)
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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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