Venus in the West

The week of April 12th of this year, Venus shined near the western horizon during sunset. To find Earth’s sister planet in twilight skies you had to look for the brilliant evening star. Saturday, April 11th, 2015, very close to the Pleiades star cluster, Venus dominated this springtime night skyscape taken only a few days ago near the town of Lich in central Germany. Also known as the Seven Sisters, the stars of the compact Pleiades cluster appear above Venus in this picture below. The budding tree branches to its left frame bright star Aldebaran, the eye of Taurus the Bull, and the V-shaped Hyades star cluster.
via NASA

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