The planet Venus

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© NASA/Ricardo Nunes
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From Ashburn , Venus is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 1° from it.

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Name Venus
Object Type Inferior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Taurus
Magnitude:-3.74 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-4.34 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:04h44m [2]
Declination:+22°31' [2]
Distance:0.29 AU
2.40 lightmin [2]
Orbital Elements [2]
Semi-major axis:0.72 AU
Eccentricity:0.006773
Inclination:3.39°
Longitude ascending node:76.68°
Argument of perihelion:54.85°
Epoch of elements:01 January 2000
Mean Anomaly at epoch:50.45°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.72 AU
Aphelion:0.73 AU
Orbital period:0.62 years
Sources
[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
Events
03 Jun 2020  –  Venus at inferior solar conjunction
08 Jul 2020  –  Venus at greatest brightness
10 Jul 2020  –  Venus at aphelion
12 Aug 2020  –  Venus at dichotomy
13 Aug 2020  –  Venus at greatest elongation west
07 Sep 2020  –  Venus reaches highest point in morning sky
30 Oct 2020  –  Venus at perihelion
20 Feb 2021  –  Venus at aphelion
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