The planet Venus

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© NASA/Ricardo Nunes
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From Ashburn , Venus is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 7° from it.

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Name Venus
Object Type Inferior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Gemini
Magnitude:-3.91 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:07h10m [1]
Declination:+22°54' [1]
Distance:1.71 AU
14.25 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):26.50
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:0.72 AU
Eccentricity:0.006772
Inclination:3.39°
Longitude ascending node:76.72°
Argument of perihelion:54.98°
Epoch of elements:15 January 1985
Mean Anomaly at epoch:-64.56°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.72 AU
Aphelion:0.73 AU
Orbital period:0.62 years
Source
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
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