Tomorrow morning just before sunrise the Moon and the Pleiades will be less than a degree apart in the sky. I may set my alarm and try to get a shot of this conjunction as well. For those of you in the central and western Pacific, Hawaii in particular… it looks like you will see the Moon occult the Pleiades around 11:30 PM locally (UTC-10). The further west you go the earlier in the evening it will be. I hope someone else gets the camera out!
UPDATE: 1:06 AM EST – After further simulation (and direct observation) it looks like the separation isn’t going to tighten up enough to make a worthwhile shot until the Moon passes below my horizon at daybreak. 🙁 Time to hit the sack folks.
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Heavy overcast here…bah