The planet Venus

Image of Venus
© NASA/Ricardo Nunes
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From Ashburn (click to change), Venus is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 2° from it.

Name Venus
Object Type Inferior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Capricornus
Brightness (V):Mag -3.9
Right Ascension:20h18m
Declination:-20°44'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Orbital Elements
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°
Source: Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.72 AU
Aphelion:0.73 AU
Orbital period:0.62 years
Events
16 Jun 2018, 08:40 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Venus
16 Jul 2018, 00:21 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Venus
17 Aug 2018, 03:58 EDT  –  Venus at greatest elongation east
03 Dec 2018, 16:11 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Venus
01 Jan 2019, 17:34 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Venus
06 Jan 2019, 01:02 EST  –  Venus at greatest elongation west
31 Jan 2019, 12:37 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Venus
02 Mar 2019, 16:49 EST  –  Close approach of the Moon and Venus
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The path traced across the sky by Venus in 2018

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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