The Moon and the ‘dees’

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   This evening the just past first quarter 8.5 day old waxing gibbous Moon rises in between the two ‘dees’ – the Pleiades, and the Hyades of course! These are two easy to see open star clusters that are part of the constellation Taurus the Bull. The v-shaped Hyades make up the face of the bull with Aldebaran as one of the eyes. The Pleiades are part of the shoulder of the Bull.

   
   
   
   
   
Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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