Marek Nikodem snaps this unique picture of the duo Venus and the Pleiades from Szubin, Poland
Taken by Marek Nikodem on April 12, 2015 @ near Szubin, Poland
Venus is so bright, it is often mistaken for a landing airplane. The Pleiades, on the other hand, are faint and delicate, often overlooked. As dissimilar as they are, the Goddess of Love and the Seven Sisterslook great together
“It was an amazing view just after sunset on April 12th,” says Nikodem. “Admiring Venus and the Pleiades, I remembered the first launch of Space Shuttle Columbia on this very date 34 years ago.”
The planet and the star cluster will remain together for just a few more nights. When the sun goes down, step outside and look west. Surrounded by twilight blue, Venus is visible immediately. As the sky fades to black, the Pleiades emerge beside her. It’s a nice way to end the day.