Venus and the Pleiades Efe Tuncel Image taken: Apr. 3, 2012 Location: Turkey, Ankara, Middle East Technical University Campus. Details: Venus and the Pleiades near in the sky. There was a dense moon light as can be seen from our shadows at ground. My friend M.Raşid Tuğral and I, while shooting the moment. ©2013, SpaceWeather.com -- This site is penned daily by Dr. Tony Phillips.