4월의 금성과 플레이아데스 (Venus and the Pleiades in April)

4월의 금성과 플레이아데스 (Venus and the Pleiades in April)

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Digital Illustration Credit & Copyright: Fred Espenak (Bifrost Astronomical Observatory)

금성은 현재 가장 밝은 초저녁 별이다. 전세계에 걸쳐 오늘밤의 금성은 사랑스러운 플레이아데스 성단 앞을 가로질러 지나갈 것이다.

Explanation: Venus is currently the brilliant evening star. Shared around world, in tonight’s sky Venus will begin to wander across the face of the lovely Pleiades star cluster. This digital sky map illustrates the path of the inner planet as the beautiful conjunction evolves, showing its position on the sky over the next few days. The field of view shown is appropriate for binocular equipped skygazers but the star cluster and planet are easily seen with the naked-eye. As viewed from our fair planet, Venus passed in front of the stars of the Seven Sisters 8 years ago, and will again 8 years hence. In fact, orbiting the Sun 13 Venus years are almost equal to 8 years on planet Earth. So we can expect our sister planet to visit nearly the same place in our sky every 8 years.

Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (UMCP)
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