The Moon Outruns the Bull and its Seven Sisters

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April 1st, 2017 – Evening Sky

Last night the Moon appeared to the lower right of Aldebaran; tonight it’s jumped over the star and now appears on the opposite side. Since we’re looking at the view at a slightly later time, you should also be able to pick out the stars of the Pleiades, an attractive star cluster also known as the Seven Sisters. These make for a lovely sight when observed with binoculars. And if you’ve missed Mercury and Mars over the past few days you can still catch them tonight. This may be your best opportunity to spot Mercury in the evening twilight this year.


Adapted from 2017: The Night Sky Sights (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom) and 2017: An Astronomical Year (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom.) For an easy guide to learn the constellations in the night sky, try my book, Signposts to the Stars (see image and links below.)


The Astronomical Almanac 2015-2019

Easy Things to See With a Small Telescope

2017: An Astronomical Year 2017: The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) Signposts to the Stars

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