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On the morning of August 10, 2022, notice our brightest planet, Venus, forming a line with the two bright Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux.
Watch for the waning crescent moon near Venus on the mornings of July 25 and 26, 2022. Beautiful! Red Aldebaran and the Pleiades show up, too.
A new study from the University of Cambridge suggests that atmospheric life on Venus is unlikely. The evidence for phosphine, however, continues to mount.
Venus passed behind the moon on May 27, 2022. An astrophotographer on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean captured the scene.
During the Venus and Jupiter conjunction, the two planets will appear only 1/2 degree or less apart just before sunrise. You can also spot Mars and Saturn.
Scientists have made the most detailed observations of Venus' equatorial nightside winds, which are connected to the planet's runaway greenhouse effect.
The Parker Solar Probe has taken the 1st visible-light images of the surface of Venus from space. Dark areas are highlands while bright areas are lowlands.
Look for Venus brightest in the sky in early 2022. See it at greatest brilliancy February 9. Check for this shining planet in the eastern morning sky.
Want to see Venus in the daytime? Use the tips here to help you see the brightest planet around the time of greatest brilliancy.
See it! Check out the beautiful scene in the eastern predawn sky, as the moon, Mars and Venus met in the sky on January 29, 2022.
See the moon with Mars and Venus on the morning of January 29, when the trio form a line near the southeastern horizon before sunrise.
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.
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.