Luna and the Sisters

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Click on the graphic to see it full size.

   Around sunset on Wednesday evening, 30 April, look toward the western horizon for a thin, nearly 2-day old, waxing crescent Moon to be positioned between two open star clusters in Taurus the Bull. Slightly up and to the right are the small dipper-shaped stars of the 7 Sisters – the Pleiades. A little up and to the left from the Moon are the V-shaped stars forming the face of Taurus the Bull – the Hyades.

   
   
   
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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