The moon is now moving through a region of sky filled with bright stars. On January 11, the moon was near two star clusters, the Hyades and the Pleiades.
View larger. | EarthSky Facebook friend Cath Cooper in the U.K. captured this beautiful photo of the moon on January 11, 2014. See the V-shaped pattern? It is a star cluster, which we call the Hyades. The bright star in the V is not part of the cluster. That star is called Aldebaran. The dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster is also nearby.