The planet Venus

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© NASA/Ricardo Nunes
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From Cambridge , Venus will become visible around 20:26 (EDT), 11° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 1 hour and 26 minutes after the Sun at 21:32.

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Name Venus
Object Type Inferior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Leo
Magnitude:-3.95 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-4.34 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:10h55m [2]
Declination:+08°20' [2]
Distance:1.32 AU
10.94 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 Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

Events
03 Oct 2021  –  Venus at aphelion
28 Oct 2021  –  Venus at dichotomy
29 Oct 2021  –  Venus at greatest elongation east
08 Nov 2021  –  Lunar occultation of Venus
05 Dec 2021  –  Venus at highest altitude in evening sky
07 Dec 2021  –  Venus at greatest brightness
08 Jan 2022  –  Venus at inferior solar conjunction
22 Jan 2022  –  Venus at perihelion
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