Image taken March 12, 2013 at 19:40, Sedona, AZ
ISO 100, f/4, 2 seconds at 140mm
Jupiter rising underneath the Pleiades at 4:00am on 12 August
One measly Perseid Meteor. We are too far south to get a good show.
Venus rising underneath the Moon and Jupiter
Morning view over the Pitusiray
Forming a triangle 19 August
Our Moon joins the party on 21 August
July 29 ISO200 280mm, f/9, 1/160 sec
Thin clouds pass by at 1:00am
Increased clouds at 3:00am
Moonset over a cloudy mountain
Jupiter and Aldebaran guide the first rays of moonlight
Peek A Moon
Our 4 players with The Pleiades (faint at this size photo)
The Moon passing near Jupiter (upper left above moon), Venus (rising level with the moon) and Aldebaran (above venus)
By 5:37, all have risen with the sun on their heels. Within 30 minutes, daylight cloaks any trace of their existence.
We begin with the rising of The Pleiades around 4:30am.
Within the hour, Jupiter makes it’s appearance.
Aldebaran and Venus follow suit shortly after…
Together, they create a spectacular sight!
Venus is the brightest and biggest of the 3.
Of course, all of this takes place directly underneath a sliver of moonlight! Now, the sun is beginning to rise, so we’re lucky for our 30 minutes of observation time!
July 12, 2012
Around 5:30am, the Seven Sisters rise out of the North East above the Pitusiray. From the Southern Hemisphere, we have to slightly adjust the cluster to align with it’s star map.
Rotated, flipped and manipulated!
Interestingly enough, just like Scorpius, The Pleiades also were pursued by Orion. He was enamored with the Seven Sisters, so Zeus turned them into doves to keep them safe. Since Orion was already on thin ice for the Scorpion thing, he was further punished by being kept away from The beautiful women of Pleiades.
There is a theory that some humans possess Pleiadian DNA and they are referred to as “Star Children” or “Lightworkers”. They believe that their job is to usher in a monumental evolution of mankind during this century. Whatever the reality is, many people have an unexplainable attraction and resonance with this particular cluster, which is real to them.