Planet Venus Information

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October 9, 1604
Supernova 1604, known as "Kepler's Nova", is sighted in the constellation Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer.

October 9, 1933
A great unpredicted meteor shower is seen from Europe and surprises astronomers. A Harvard astronomer, Dr. W.J. Fisher, identifies the Comet Giacobini-Zinner as the source.

October 9, 1992
A 1980 Chevrolet Malibu, parked in Peekskill, NY, is hit by a 13 kg meteorite.

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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