Planet Venus

Welcome to Planet Venus
A website about the planet Venus

Venus is the second planet in our solar system. Named for the goddess of love, Venus is frequently placed as the morning or evening star.

Being an inner planet, that is within Earth orbit, it never appears very far away from the Sun, so learning when the optimal times when Venus is furthest away from the Sun, it ket to observing Venus. In this website we calculate those times known as "Elongations."

Today in Astronomy History
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April 22, 1056
Last recorderd naked-eye observation of the Crab Nebula (M1).

April 22, 1891
English mathematician, statistician, geophysicist, and astronomer, Sir Harold Jeffreys, is born. Sir Harold Jeffreys contributed the idea that the Earth's planetary core was liquid. He was knighted in 1953.

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