From Earth at this same time, Venus could be seen in the morning sky, in the east before sunup. It’s still in Earth’s morning sky, getting close to the sunrise, not easy to see anymore, especially from Earth’s Northern Hemisphere (it’s a bit easier to see from the southern part of Earth). Venus will be lost in the sun’s glare for all of us sometime around early July. It’ll pass behind the sun at superior conjunction on August 14. We’ll see Venus next in the evening sky sometime in September.
Bottom line: Photo of Venus at sunrise on May 31, 2019, taken by an astronaut aboard the ISS.
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