Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tonight's Sky for October 26: Venus at Superior Conjunction

It's officially over: the exceptionally long morning appearance of Venus has concluded today as the planet has reached superior conjunction. What does that mean? In layman's terms, Venus will be directly opposite the Sun as seen from Earth in a Venus, Sun, earth alignment. End result: the planet will be at its worst point for viewing. Unfortunately, unlike the inferior conjunction of Mercury a few days back, superior conjunctions result in longer periods of invisibility.   

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