Venus Transitioning

So where is that beautiful, bright “evening star” (Venus) we’ve been seeing in the last few months? I looked for it while Sally and I were in Lynchburg, Virginia over the weekend. I was surprised that I could not find it. Was it that low in the sky and in the process of transitioning back to a “morning star?”

Simply answered, yes.

While technically you can still find Venus in the early twilight sky, it is now getting so close to the sun that it is increasingly difficult to find.

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Expect Venus to disappear from our astronomical targets until it reappears low in the pre-sunrise skies in late April. By early summer, May through August, it will be a beautiful, pre-sunrise apparition and remain a “morning star” until just before Christmas 2017.

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