The planet Venus

Image of Venus
© NASA/Ricardo Nunes
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From Ashburn (click to change), Venus is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 14° above the horizon. It is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 05:47 (EDT) – 1 hour and 39 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 14° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 07:08.

Name Venus
Object Type Inferior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Brightness (V):Mag -3.9
Right Ascension:12h40m
Declination:-02°42'
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

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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