Venus and Messier 35: online observation – 9 May 2023
Next 9 May 2023, Venus, the brightest object in the night sky after the Moon, will shine just 1.5 degrees apart from the wonderful Messier 35 open star cluster in Gemini. We will share this beautiful vision with you.
On 9 May, Venus, the brightest object of the night sky after the Moon, will be less than 1.5 degrees from Messier 35, one of the most beautiful open star clusters in the sky, placed in the Gemini (“Twins”) zodiacal constellation. Of course, this “meeting” is just matter of perspective, with the planet placed about 136 millions of km and the cluster about… 3-thousand light years away! The Virtual Telescope Project will show this elegant cosmic event live, using a special astrograph, providing a spectacular view, with color images.
The online, free session is scheduled for 9 May 2023, starting at 20:15 UT.
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