Venus (Planet)

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© NASA/Ricardo Nunes
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From San Diego , Venus is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 4° from it.

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Name Venus
Object type Inferior planet
Current position
Computed for:19 June 2024
Right ascension:06h09m [2]
Declination:+23°55' [2]
Magnitude:-3.91 (V) [1]
Angular diameter:9.7 arcsec[2]
Distance:1.73 AU
14.38 lightmin [2]
Angular motion (speed):1.23 deg/day[2]
Angular motion (pos ang):89.4°
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 San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

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
11 Jan 2025  –  Venus at dichotomy
30 Jan 2025  –  Venus at highest altitude in evening sky
16 Feb 2025  –  Venus at greatest brightness
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