Wandering through the realms of the cosmos, pondering its huge vastness

Luna meets the ‘Seven Sisters’

The Pleiades (M45) is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type (blue-white) stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.

This star cluster is also known as the ‘Seven Sisters’, daughters of the titan Atlas and the sea-nymph Pleione in Greek mythology. In Filipino culture, this is referred as ‘The Rosary’ because of its appearance.


Notice that close group of stars near the moon?  (click image to enlarge)

Tonight, the Pleiades can be found near the waning gibbous moon. Look for these two rising at the eastern sky around 8 PM (PST).

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Image taken by Andre Obidos

2 responses

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    January 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm

  2. Michael

    Excellent photo. Last March 20 I had the privilege of watching the Moon occult one of the Pleiades, but this time clouds have impeded my view of the conjunction!

    October 26, 2010 at 6:49 pm

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