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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Conjunction of the Moon and the Pleiades, Saturday March 20, 2010


Moment by moment, the Moon crawls up the sky towards its Saturday night encounter with the Pleiades - on the first night of Spring!

Images taken Friday, March 19 at 7:28 PM. Compare to these images from Thursday night.

LEFT: Unenhanced image, with the Pleiades circled.

RIGHT: Contrast enhanced to 88 with Adobe PhotoDeluxe.

Remember, I won't be able to photograph or even observe the actual event tomorrow, so I'm counting on everyone else to see it for me!

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