Mars and Pleiades Conjunction

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Mars and Pleiades Conjunction
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By Ronald Williams

Beginning on March 3, Mars was within 2.6 degrees of the Pleiades star cluster. That’s the closest Mars-Pleiades conjunction since January 20, 1991, when Mars passed 1.7 degrees of the Pleiades. To put the conjunction into perspective, one degree on the night sky is about the width of your little finger at arm's length. They will be close for the next few days and will not get this close again until 2038, so you definitely do not want to miss this spectacle. Look high in the west an hour or two after sunset. The conjunction is visible to the naked eye, but a pair of binoculars will make the sight even better. 

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Watcher237 Mar 05, 2021 04:07 PM
Mars and Pleiades Conjunction

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of the Pleiades? Job 38:31. Perhaps Mars can?

macpuzl Mar 06, 2021 10:38 AM
Mars and Pleiades Conjunction

Mars is the yellowish bright spot in the upper left of the image. The Pleiades are the grouped stars on the right, some embedded in blue reflection nebulosity, caused by light scattering off of dust particles.

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