Venus Transits M-35

m35-zoom   If the sky is clear this evening, Wednesday 4 June, and you have a reletively level western horizon look for the planet Venus to be merged with the open star cluster M-35. Depending on the time of observation the planet will be transiting M-35 and its position relative to star cluster will be slightly different.
   Venus is doing a repeat of what Mercury did a few days ago as it passed close by M-35. Both of these two inner planets are currently moving eastward out away from the Sun coming from superior conjunction on the opposite side of the sun, toward their respective eastern elongation.

   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information.

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