Venus Appears in the Sunset

Crescent Venus
Venus approaching inferior conjunction, 24Dec2013
This week will see the appearance of Venus in the sunset to become the evening star. Look for a brilliant object rising a little higher each night. This evening the planet is 9° above the Sun, by the 10th the planet will be over 11°. Even low in the sunset Venus is easy to spot, shining brightly at -3.9 magnitude.

On the 22nd Venus will joined by a thin crescent Moon. Only 1.8% illuminated the Moon will be a beautiful pair with the planet, only 6° away.

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

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