The planet Venus

Image of Venus
© NASA/Ricardo Nunes
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From Fairfield , Venus is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 13° above the horizon. It will become visible around 16:44 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 13° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 1 hour and 57 minutes after the Sun at 18:20.

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Name Venus
Object Type Inferior Planet
Current Position
Magnitude:-3.95 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-4.34 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:19h04m [1]
Declination:-24°16' [1]
Distance:1.40 AU
11.68 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:0.72 AU
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
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
28 Nov 2019  –  Venus at aphelion
19 Mar 2020  –  Venus at perihelion
24 Mar 2020  –  Venus reaches highest point in evening sky
24 Mar 2020  –  Venus at greatest elongation east
26 Mar 2020  –  Venus at dichotomy
28 Apr 2020  –  Venus at greatest brightness
03 Jun 2020  –  Venus at inferior solar conjunction
08 Jul 2020  –  Venus at greatest brightness
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