The Moon, Venus, Pleiades, and the Supernova

The Moon, Venus, Pleiades, and the Supernova

In late evening of 17 April, 2018, rare celestial conjunction occured over Garching bei München, Germany. The crescent Moon was followed by brilliant „evening-star“ Venus, and star clusters Pleiades and Hyades. The phenomenon was even more unique as supernova appeared in the view. Well, not in the sky this time. The building you see in the foreground is brand new ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre, the first open-source planetarium in the world. After years of construction, the ESO Supernova is going to be opened for public on 28th April 2018, offering to wide public rich program and activities, including spectacular interactive exhibitions, planetarium shows, and lot of educational opportunities.

Used Canon 6D, Sigma 24 mm, f2.8, ISO 800, 2s exposure. Feel free to download full resolution of the image at ESO’s website.