Planet Venus Information

Today in Astronomy History
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August 2, 1880
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is officially adopted by Parliament in the UK.

August 2, 1971
A small meteorite falls through the roof of a farm building, in Havero, Finland.

August 2, 1989
Tthe Voyager Imaging Team discovers the Neptunian moon, Despina.

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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