28 March 2020 Moon-Venus-Pleiades Conjunction

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Christopher K.
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28 March 2020 Moon-Venus-Pleiades Conjunction

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Sadly, it is forecast to be quite cloudy in our area, but if you can look between the clouds from 8pm to 8:45pm CDT tonight you'll see an amazing sight. The waxing gibbous Moon together with Venus (just a few days past her elongation) and the Pleiades, which is the brightest star cluster in the sky. The Moon will be in Taurus will the Pleiades to its upper right and Venus (across the border in Aries) to its lower right. At 8pm the Pleiades will be forty-two degrees up, and at 8:45pm Venus will be twenty-seven degrees off the horizon.

Pertinent graphic:
https://skyandtelescope.org/wp-content/ ... r27ev_.jpg

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