Mars, the Pleiades and the Hyades

   The planet Mars has been steadily orbiting eastward and is currently moving past the open star cluster the Pleiades. On Wednesday evening March 3rd Mars will be at its closest to the Pleiades coming within about 3-4o from the open star cluster as it passes by.
   Mars and the Pleiades on March 2nd.
click on picture to see it larger   Mars near the Pleiades and the Hyades on March 3rd.
   Mars near the Pleiades and the Hyades on March 4th.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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