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Question #28417 posted on 08/28/2006 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

My favorite constellation (or, more correctly, star cluster) is the Seven Sisters. I typically find it in the late autumn and winter, but last night I was looking at the stars around 2 a.m. and was pretty certain I was looking at the Pleiades. Are they up this early? (I am in the mid-atlantic U.S., if that makes a difference). Thank you,

Maia

A: Dear Maia,

At 2 am in August in the Mid-Atlantic states, the Pleiades should be almost due east and at about 30 degrees above the horizon (for those of you who have no mountains to block your view). You can find more information from an interactive star chart, such as the ones at Outerbody or Wunderground.

- Katya