Venus at Inferior Conjunction

inner-planets-positions   Saturday August 15th the innermost planet Venus reaches its orbital position known as inferior conjunction. This is one of four points along an inner planet orbit, and at inferior conjunction Venus is between the Earth and the Sun – like our new Moon phase.

   
   
   
   

Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

Interior and Inferior

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   Friday January 30th at 14 UT (8 am CST) the innermost planet Mercury reaches inferior conjunction. This is one of four points along an inner planet orbit, and at inferior conjunction Mercury is between the Earth and the Sun – like a new Moon phase.

   
   
   
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Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.