Planet Venus Information

Today in Astronomy History
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December 25, 1642
Isaac Newton is born in Grantham, England.

December 25, 1741
Astronomer Anders Celcius introduces Centigrade temperature scale.

December 25, 1758
Halley's comet is first sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during its return.

December 25, 2004
The Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which landed on Saturn's moon, Titan on January 14, 2005

Welcome to Planet Venus Information
A website about the planet Venus

Named for the goddess of love, Venus is frequently placed as the morning or evening star. This hot twin of Earth is the second planet from the Sun.

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."

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