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The Pleiades Welcome Venus

You can renew your own cosmic connection on Friday night, April 3rd. That’s when the planet Venus will skirt the Pleiades star cluster in a spectacular dusk conjunction visible across much of the planet. Seen from North America the planet will pass only ¼° south of the cluster’s brightest star Alcyone. Eastern Hemisphere skywatchers will see it creep within 11′ of 4th-magnitude Merope.

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