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Half Moon Hikes Into The Hyades

12 Feb 2019, 17:46 UTC
Half Moon Hikes Into The Hyades Stellarium

Yesterday we looked at the far side of the moon. Let’s focus on the side we can see the next couple nights. Tonight the half moon treads into Taurus the Bull, one of the few constellations that fairly resembles its mythological self. The Pleiades or Seven Sisters glimmer in the bull’s shoulder, and the Hyades trace out the its face.  The twin clusters are the brightest in the sky and add spark and spangle to mid-winter skywatching

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