Venus (Planet)

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© NASA/Ricardo Nunes
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From Seattle , Venus is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:17 (PDT) – 3 hours and 42 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 32° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:41.

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Name Venus
Object type Inferior planet
Current position
Computed for:27 September 2023
Right ascension:09h27m [2]
Declination:+11°16' [2]
Magnitude:-4.53 (V) [1]
Angular diameter:33.9 arcsec[2]
Distance:0.50 AU
4.13 lightmin [2]
Angular motion (speed):40.76 arcmin/day[2]
Angular motion (pos ang):95.4°
Orbital elements [2]
Semi-major axis:0.72 AU
Longitude ascending node:76.68°
Argument of perihelion:54.85°
Epoch of elements:01 January 2000
Mean Anomaly at epoch:50.45°
Absolute mag (H):-4.34 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.72 AU
Aphelion:0.73 AU
Orbital period:0.62 years
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
[2] Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac. 1992. K. P. Seidelmann, Ed., p.316
Visibility from Seattle

All times shown in Seattle local time.

18 Sep 2023  –  Venus at greatest brightness
18 Oct 2023  –  Venus at highest altitude in morning sky
22 Oct 2023  –  Venus at dichotomy
23 Oct 2023  –  Venus at greatest elongation west
09 Nov 2023  –  Lunar occultation of Venus
28 Nov 2023  –  Venus at perihelion
19 Mar 2024  –  Venus at aphelion
07 Apr 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Venus
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