At 6.15am on the 16th of June, those with views to the very low north eastern sky will be able to see a double conjunction! The thin crescent Moon will appear close to the Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters. A bit closer to the horizon, the tiny planet Mercury will be visible near to the red star Aldebaran.
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When to look: 6.15am to sunrise 16th of June
Which direction to look: Very low to the north eastern horizon
The Pleiades is a very young cluster of stars, with each star under 100 million years old! These young stars likely formed in the same stellar nursery and are travelling through the Universe in a loose collection known as an open cluster. Over the next several 100’s of millions of years, the stars in the cluster will drift further and further apart until the open cluster structure is unable to be defined.