Planet Venus

Observing Venus in 2016

  • Average visual magnitude:  -4.6
  • Venus shines bright enough in the night sky to be seen with the naked eye.
  • In fact, Venus is the second brightest object in the night sky behind the Moon.
  • Because its orbit around the Sun is within the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, Venus is visible only a few hours before or after sunset.


See below for a list of the best times to view Venus in 2016

The information linked was taken from In-The-Sky website by Dominc Ford.

Ephemeris for Venus in 2016


Currents Views from Earth – diagram live!   (Source by The Sky Live)


Back to Astronomical Calendar for 2016 page.

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