The planet Venus

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© NASA/Ricardo Nunes
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From Ashburn , Venus is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 18° above the horizon. It is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 04:34 (EST) – 2 hours and 25 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 18° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:40.

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Name Venus
Object Type Inferior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:-4.15 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:19h08m [1]
Declination:-20°56' [1]
Distance:0.99 AU
8.26 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):27.44
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:14 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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39.04°N
77.49°W
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