Mars and the 7 Sisters

   The planet Mars has been steadily orbiting eastward and is at the moment previous the open star cluster the Pleiades. On Wednesday night 3rd Mars might be at its closest to the Pleiades coming inside about 3-4o from the open star cluster because it passes by.

   Use binoculars or a low-power telescope eyepiece to view Mars and the Pleiades.

Click on here to go to the Qué tal within the Present Skies website for month-to-month observing data, or here to return to bobs-spaces.



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