Venus (Planet)

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From Fairfield , Venus is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:56 (EDT) – 1 hour and 35 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 13° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:12.

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Name Venus
Object type Inferior planet
Current position
Constellation:Pisces
Magnitude:-4.03 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-4.34 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:00h58m [2]
Declination:+04°16' [2]
Distance:1.11 AU
9.23 lightmin [2]
Orbital elements [2]
Semi-major axis:0.72 AU
Eccentricity:0.006773
Inclination:3.39°
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
Sources
[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.

Events
15 May 2022  –  Venus at aphelion
26 May 2022  –  Lunar occultation of Venus
04 Sep 2022  –  Venus at perihelion
22 Oct 2022  –  Venus at superior solar conjunction
25 Dec 2022  –  Venus at aphelion
24 Mar 2023  –  Lunar occultation of Venus
17 Apr 2023  –  Venus at perihelion
08 May 2023  –  Venus at highest altitude in evening sky
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