The planet Venus

Image of Venus
© NASA/Ricardo Nunes
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From Ashburn (click to change), Venus will become visible at around 20:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 2 hours and 31 minutes after the Sun at 23:05.

Name Venus
Object Type Inferior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Cancer
Magnitude:-4.03 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:08h53m [1]
Declination:+19°32' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
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°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.72 AU
Aphelion:0.73 AU
Orbital period:0.62 years
Source
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
Events
16 Jun 2018, 08:40 EDT  –  Close approach of the Moon and Venus
16 Jul 2018, 00:22 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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39.04°N
77.49°W
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