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Venus will sweep near the sun in our sky (inferior conjunction) on January 8-9. Astronomer Guy Ottewell uses his great skill at illustration to compare this with past Venus passages.
Venus comes to inferior conjunction - passing between Earth and sun - in 2022 at 1 UTC on January 9 (7 p.m. CST on January 8).
Learn about the 8-year cycle of Venus in our sky and the petals of Venus, a rhythmic motion of Venus when viewed from an Earth-centered perspective.
As Venus nears its passage between the Earth and sun on January 8-9, it appears in our sky as a very thin crescent. Photos and insights here.
Wow! What a sight. The moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus all in your western sky after sunset. Watch for them December 6 to 9, 2021.
The planet Venus is the 3rd brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon. But why is Venus so bright?
The moon and Venus are near one another in the sky around November 6, 7 and 8, 2021. Look west after sunset for the waxing crescent near the brightest planet.
Venus at greatest elongation is farthest from the sun on the sky's dome on October 29. Look west after sunset for the dazzling planet.
Parker Solar Probe will perform a close Venus flyby on October 16, 2021, to send the probe on toward its 10th close approach to the sun in November.
Scientists have run computer simulations that suggest Venus never had oceans because the conditions were never cool enough to allow for rain.
Photosynthesis in Venus' atmosphere may be possible, according to a new study. The findings support the idea that microbes could exist and even thrive in the more temperate regions of the planet's cloud layers.
The young moon and Venus will be near each other in the sky from about October 7 to 10, 2021. The Southern Hemisphere has the best view!
From around the world on September 12, 2021, watch for the moon and Antares. This star - a summer star for the Northern Hemisphere - is shifting westward.
A crescent moon and Venus appear low in the west after sunset, beginning with the young moon's return around September 8, 2021.
The Venus-Spica conjunction happens closest to September 5, 2021 for North American skywatchers. But, around the world, try September 4 and 6, too.
A beautiful week for moon-watching ahead. Look west after sunset. Watch for the young moon, Venus, Spica on August 9 to 13, 2021.
Two spacecraft, Solar Orbiter and BepiColombo, make flybys of Venus within 33 hours of each other on August 9 and 10, 2021.
Venus' cracked surface suggests a moveable crust for this nearby world, and suggests the planet might still be geologically active today.
The Venus and Regulus conjunction will occur on July 21, 2021. Then watch for the rest of the month, as Venus wanders past this "fixed" star.
The Venus and Mars conjunction in the evening sky will be best around July 12 or July 13. The young moon will join them in the western twilight sky.