Venus at Maximum Elongation

Today Venus is at maximum elongation, as high in the dawn sky as it will get for this morning apparition, about 46°. After today the planet will begin its long slide back into the glare of dawn. It will disappear from view around the beginning of May, 2016 and reach superior conjunction on June 6th, 2016.

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


Author: Andrew

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

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