Venus with the Pleiades, Mercury easternmost elongation: online observation – 11 Apr. 2023

Next 11 Apr. 2023, the bright planet Venus will shine less than three degrees from the wonderful Pleiades star cluster. On the same evening, Mercury will be at its easternmost elongation from the Sun. We will share the show live, online: join us from the comfort of your home.

Venus with the Pleiades, Mercury easternmost elongation: poster of the event.

Venus with the Pleiades, Mercury easternmost elongation: poster of the event.

On 11 April, Venus, the brightest object of the night sky after the Moon, will be less than 3 degrees from the Pleiades, one of the most beautiful gems of the deep sky. On the same evening Mercury, the most elusive planet, will be at its easternmost elongation from the Sun. The Virtual Telescope Project will show this amazing cosmic event live, using a special astrograph, providing a spectacular view.

The online, free session is scheduled for 11 Apr. 2023, starting at 18:15 UT.

To join, you just need to enter, at the date and time above, our webTV page here!

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