Mars and the Star Clusters

At year’s end, Mars still shines bright, In Taurus, headstrong and right,

Its yellow hue in the night, Dominates view with all its might.

Aldebaran and Hyades, too, Pleiades, a star cluster true, Red giant Aldebaran at the left, But not a member, a surprise bereft.

Hyades cluster far away, But Aldebaran’s distance, half that way, Pleiades on the right, Messier 45, a beautiful sight.

Daughters of Atlas, in Greek myth told, Pleiades, a tale of old.

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