Mars moves between The Hyades & Pleiades

Throughout the first week of April, Mars moves between The Hyades and The Pleiades Star Clusters in Taurus.

I took the images below on the evening of the 31st of March.

The map below shows the path of Mars as it moves through Taurus and between the two clusters.

Telescopically, Red Planet, showing a slightly gibbous phase, poses a real challenge as its apparent disk size is extremely small at only 4.6 arc seconds.

Enjoy the view with the naked eye or binoculars.

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