The planet Venus

Image of Venus
© NASA/Ricardo Nunes
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From Fairfield , Venus is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:30 (EDT) – 3 hours and 32 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 33° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:42.

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Name Venus
Object Type Inferior Planet
Current Position
Magnitude:-4.31 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-4.34 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:06h16m [2]
Declination:+20°00' [2]
Distance:0.70 AU
5.82 lightmin [2]
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°
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 Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

12 Aug 2020  –  Venus at dichotomy
13 Aug 2020  –  Venus at greatest elongation west
07 Sep 2020  –  Venus reaches highest point in morning sky
30 Oct 2020  –  Venus at perihelion
12 Dec 2020  –  Lunar occultation of Venus
20 Feb 2021  –  Venus at aphelion
26 Mar 2021  –  Venus at superior solar conjunction
28 Mar 2021  –  Venus at greatest brightness
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