Planet Venus Information

Today in Astronomy History
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September 2, 1752
The British Calendar Act of 1751 decrees that the day after September 2, 1752 shall be September 14, 1752, as Britain converts from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar.

September 2, 1764
English Astronomer Royal, Rev. Nathaniel Bliss, dies.

September 2, 1804
Karl Harding discovers the 3rd ever asteroid which is named Juno, after Jupiter's wife.

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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