hyades hyades  /ˈhaɪ ə ˌdiz/


  • (n) (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Pleiades; they nurtured the infant Dionysus and Zeus placed them among the stars as a reward


  • Observing Alert: Watch the Moon Cross the Hyades This Week

    A photogenic grouping greets evening sky watchers this week providing a fine teaser leading up to a spectacular eclipse. On the evening of Thursday, April 3rd headed into the morning of the 4th, the waxing crescent Moon crosses in front of the Hyades open star cluster. This is the V-shaped asterism that marks the head […]
    on March 31, 2014     Source: Universe Today

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