This day is one "for the astro books".
We have an amazingly expansive, multiple pronged astronomical alignments to play with! You might recall that Jupiter and Venus joined together in the sky on the first day of March. In their individual orbital pathways, they have moved as cosmic dance partners into today's alignments. One with the Sun, one with the Pleiades. This alignment "sets us up" for the eclipses coming in just a few weeks too!
So much power and flow!
JUPITER SUN CONJUNCTION on APRIL 11, 2023
A day of expansion and brightness
VENUS VISITS THE PLEIADES
Venus entered the Taurus constellation sky space on April 7,
and is making her way to the Golden Gateway between the
Pleiades and Hyades
Venus moves close to the Pleiades April 9-13,
with the closest conjunction on April 11
Visible at sunset and early evening in the west. Venus is the brightest ball of light in the west. She sparkles and shimmers. Look above and slightly to the right (binoculars help) to see The Pleiades. Also known as the Seven Sisters, this cluster of stars can look like a cloud of light, as you get your eyes keen to observe them as individuals.
MERCURY AT GREATEST ELONGATION on APRIL 11, 2023
Mercury spends most if its time in a close orbit to the sun, as viewed from earth, so we cannot easily see it. Tonight it moves into furthest orbital point away from the sun. This position allows for the best possible viewing of this planet. Look low on the western horizon at and after sunset.