This evening the 4.4 day old waxing crescent Moon is mixed in with the open star cluster the Hyades. This group of stars is loosely arranged in a v-shape pattern with the point of the V as the Bull’s nose and the stars at the top or open end marking the bull’s eyes.
The brightest of the stars in the Hyades is the reddish star Aldebaran, as one of the bull’s eyes. In some stories the red eye color suggests an angry bull.
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