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Moon nears Pleiades - March 22, 2007

The image above shows the moon nearing the Pleiades star cluster.  On this night, the moon would pass in front of stars in the cluster causing them to be briefly hidden from view.  I would not see the show as clouds moved in and pulled the final curtain shortly after this image was taken.

The image above can also be seen in the April 2008 issue of Astronomy Magazine.



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