Night Lights

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Psalm 19:1

the Pleiades

The Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters and designated as Messier 45, is an open star cluster located in the constellation Taurus. From my location of latitude 35°N at 0000 GMT the first week of February, the Pleiades are almost located directly overhead. It is one of the nearest star clusters to the Earth and is visible to the naked eye as a fuzzy blur. The star cluster is dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars.  The Pleiades is best viewed with binoculars.
He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land— the Lord is his name.  Amos 5:8

Astronomical Data

Constellation Object Type Right Assension Declination Magnitude Distance
Taurus Open Star Cluster 3h 37m 29s +24° 6’ 19” 1.6 444 lys (avg.)


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