Today Venus is passing through superior conjunction, passing behind the Sun as seen from our earthbound point of view.
Venus will reappear in the sunset in mid-September, a brilliant star like object low on the horizon, just above the glow of sunset.
When Venus does reappear we can expect a few UFO reports by people unfamiliar with the normal workings of our skies. In late 2018, when it last emerged in the dawn we had a few such reports here on the island, including a very nice video and folks who could not accept the fact that the “strange light” was simply a bright planet.
Venus will spend the remainder of 2019 in the evening sky, reaching maximum elongation on March 24th, 2020.