The 2015 evening apparition of Venus is drawing to a close. Already quite low in the sky at sunset the planet will disappear into the bright glow over the next couple weeks. Venus will pass through inferior conjunction on August 15th and reappear in the dawn during the first weeks of September.
Accompanying Venus into solar conjuntion is the bright planet Jupiter, continuing their dance in the sunset.
Venus Events for 2015
|Date UT||Date HST||Separation|
|Maximum Elongation||Jun 6||18:59UT||Jun 6||08:59HST||45.4°E|
|Inferior Conjunction||Aug 15||19:19UT||Aug 15||09:19HST|
|Maximum Elongation||Oct 26||06:59UT||Oct 25||20:59HST||46.4°W|
|Source: NASA Sky Calendar|