This animated graphic shows how the Earth, Sun, and Venus are arranged just one day after Venus had reached its greatest western elongation. It starts with an ecliptic perspective view of the Earth, Sun, and Venus from which you can see that Venus currently is north of the plane of the ecliptic. As the view switches to an overhead view you can see that the Earth, Sun, and Venus are more or less at at a right angle arrangement following yesterday’s greatest western elongation for Venus. Venus is currently in the eastern skies above the horizon and shining brightly in the hours before sunrise.
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