Planet Venus Information

Today in Astronomy History
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March 31, 1727
Isaac Newton dies in London, age 84

March 31, 1970
Explorer I returns to Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.

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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