Venus and the Pleiades setting on April 11, 2015 from Ken Christison in northeastern North Carolina.
Susan Jensen caught Venus and the Pleiades on April 13 from western Washington.
Guillaume Doyen caught Venus and the Pleiades, and a glimpse of the International Space Station, on April 13.
John Ashley in Montana caught this photo of Venus and the Pleiades on April 11.
Venus and the Pleiades on April 11, 2015 from Kurt Zeppetello in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Venus and the Pleiades on April 11, 2015 from Margaret Weber, west of Saline, Michigan.
Venus and the Pleiades on April 11, 2015 from Helio de Carvalho Vital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Venus and the Pleiades on April 11, 2015 from Joe Sabatini in Levittown, Pennsylvania.
Venus and the tiny, dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster as seen from Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory in the Atacama desert of S. America on April 9, 2015. The bright star above is Aldebaran, part of the Hyades cluster. Posted to EarthSky Facebook by Yuri Beletsky Nightscapes. Thank you, Yuri!
Venus, the dipper-shaped Pleiades star cluster (to the upper right of Venus) and the V-shaped Hyades star cluster (a longer jump to Venus’s upper left) as viewed on the evening of April 10 by Facebook friend Danny Crocker-Jensen.
Venus and the dipper-shaped Pleiades cluster captured at dusk on April 10, 2015, from Brunei Darussalam (Borneo) by Facebook friend Hazarry Haa.
Robert Kelly wrote, “Bright Venus was in the West and perfectly situated below the Pleiades. Couldn’t resist so I tried to put them next to a really nice palm tree to show it was in the desert.”
Venus and Pleiades on April 9, 2015, courtesy of our Facebook friend, Stephen Rahn.
Venus and the Pleiades as viewed from Medias, Romania. on April 9, 2015. Thanks to our Facebook friend, Rolf Winkler!
Note that Orion’s Belt on left points to Venus, the Pleiades and the aurora borealis. Taken on April 9, 2015, from Odessa, Washington by Susan Giles Jensen.
Venus and the Pleiades from April 8, 2015 via our friend on Facebook, La Lune The Moon.
View larger. | By the way, keep your eye on the western sky after sunset, too. The bright object here is Venus. See the little dipper-shaped object above Venus? That’s the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters. And the V-shaped pattern to the left of the Pleiades is the Hyades. By about mid-April, Venus will be between these two prominent star patterns on our sky’s dome! Early April 2015 photo via EarthSky Facebook and our friend Eileen Claffey in central Massachusetts. Thanks, Eileen!