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04/10/2015 – Ephemeris – Venus will pass the Pleiades tomorrow evening

April 10, 2015

Ephemeris for Friday, April 10th.  The Sun will rise at 7:07.  It’ll be up for 13 hours and 13 minutes, setting at 8:21.   The Moon, 1 day before last quarter, will rise at 2:22 tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow evening, that’s Saturday the 11th, Venus will pass the Pleiades.  Venus will appear below and left of that famous Seven Sisters star cluster by about 5 moon widths, or about a quarter of the width of your fist held at arm’s length.  Venus is moving rapidly eastward against the stars and will be approaching Jupiter for the next two and a half months.  It will catch up with Jupiter and on June 30th it will be only half of a degree away, the width of the full moon.  Jupiter look really bright when seen away from Venus, but to compare them close together, Jupiter can’t hold a candle to Venus.  This also the part of the sky, in Leo that one of the planetary events between these two planets occurred that could have been part of the Star of Bethlehem.

Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan.  They may be different for your location.

Addendum

Venus passing the Pleiades

Venus passing the Pleiades at 10 p.m. on April 10, 2015. The Hyades, head of the constellation Taurus the bull, is to the left.  Created using Stellarium.

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