APOD: Phases of Venus (2017 Mar 17)

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Re: APOD: Phases of Venus (2017 Mar 17)

Post by Ann » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:46 pm

neufer wrote:
Ann wrote:
I believe Venus was at its brightest in early or mid February this year. Now, its crescent is growing thinner and thinner. Soon Venus will be "right in front of the Sun", it will show us its unilluminated side only, and we wouldn't be able to see it right in front of the Sun anyway.
neufer wrote:
http://www.nakedeyeplanets.com/venus.htm wrote:
Venus was at its brightest (apparent magnitude = -4.5) on February 18, 2017
(approximately half way between Greatest Elongation & Inferior Conjunction).
Oh, sorry! You had already told us, and I missed it.

My apologies!

And by the way... I LOOOOVE that Tom Lehrer song. How can you not love it?

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