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Venus as the 2019-20 Evening Star

Panorama of the western sky with Venus and the Moon as seen from Chicagoland 30 minutes after sunset from 2019 SEP 26 to 2020 MAY 30 - See table below.

Venus - Elongations & Altitudes - 2019-20

The planet’s elongations from the Sun and altitudes above the horizon as viewed from latitude N 42°

Phases of Venus

Bipolar diagram illustrating the phases of Venus as viewed from Earth through a telescope while Venus orbits the Sun and laps the Earth every 1.6 years

Pentagram of Venus

Diagram of the orbits of Venus and Earth showing how the positions at six successive inferior conjunctions can be connected to draw a pentagram (five-pointed star shape)

Venus 01 Venus 02 Venus 03 Venus 04 Venus 05 Venus 06 Venus 07

Venus Angular Diameter - 2019-20

Graph of equatorial angular diameter of Venus measured in arcseconds - Distance in AU = 16.82 / angular diameter

Venus Illumination Phase - 2019-20

Graph of the percentage of Venus’ apparent disk illuminated

Venus Stellar Magnitude - 2019-20

Graph of the brightness of Venus measured in stellar magnitude


© Curt Renz

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Venus Transits Sun

Graphics of Venus transiting the Sun in 2004, 2012, 2117 & 2125

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