Venus (Planet)

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© NASA/Ricardo Nunes
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From Seattle , Venus is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 04:01 (PST) – 3 hours and 44 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 25° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 07:22.

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Name Venus
Object type Inferior planet
Current position
Computed for:11 December 2023
Right ascension:14h23m [2]
Declination:-11°50' [2]
Magnitude:-4.14 (V) [1]
Angular diameter:15.9 arcsec[2]
Distance:1.05 AU
8.70 lightmin [2]
Angular motion (speed):1.21 deg/day[2]
Angular motion (pos ang):108.7°
Orbital elements [2]
Semi-major axis:0.72 AU
Longitude ascending node:76.68°
Argument of perihelion:54.85°
Epoch of elements:01 January 2000
Mean Anomaly at epoch:50.45°
Absolute mag (H):-4.34 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
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
[2] Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac. 1992. K. P. Seidelmann, Ed., p.316
Visibility from Seattle

All times shown in Seattle local time.

28 Nov 2023  –  Venus at perihelion
19 Mar 2024  –  Venus at aphelion
07 Apr 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Venus
04 Jun 2024  –  Venus at superior solar conjunction
10 Jul 2024  –  Venus at perihelion
05 Sep 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Venus
30 Oct 2024  –  Venus at aphelion
10 Jan 2025  –  Venus at greatest elongation east
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