Celestial Event: The Seven Sisters

Tonight, April 8th, the still-slender crescent [moon] passes almost directly in front of the Pleiades star cluster. Also known as the Seven Sisters, the dipper-shaped Pleiades are visible to the naked eye even from urban areas and they look wonderful through binoculars.

Tuesday evening’s delicate conjunction of Luna and the Seven Sisters should not be missed.

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15 thoughts on “Celestial Event: The Seven Sisters

  1. I love star gazing! I took two college classes in astronomy. I haven’t been star gazing in quite a long time. Of course it HAS been a tad chilly around here lately….

  2. Nancy .. I appreciate a heads up for an event like this (nice that it is happening on the eve of our 31st anniversary).. a nice “natiral’ touch ! : )
    Joy

  3. Tried to see this phenomenon last night, but alas the sky over NYC was too bright! It was a gorgeous moon, though. Thanks for the tip, Nancy!

  4. oh darn … that was last night. Nancy, I got your lovely message but didn’t check soon enough! I so appreciate the heads up. Did you see it? What time of night was it in your neck of the woods :)

    Do you get good sightings of the night sky? With us living in the country the night sky is completely unimpeded by city lights.

    Diane

  5. Hi Nancy thanks for all your comments.I have heard of the Pleides from Enyas the Celts.Did the Celts not follow the seven sisters which is how they crossed mainland Europe into Britain and Ireland?
    I will drop by again soon.I love your profile photo :)

  6. “There’s part of the sun in an apple,
    There’s part of the moon in a rose;
    There’s part of the flaming Pleiades
    In every leaf that grows.”

    Aiyana

  7. Of course I missed this! :-( Maybe it was cloudy, but I kind of doubt it. Thanks for the heads up, just the same!

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