2020, May 6: Evening Star Venus on Final Approach to Elnath

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2020, May 6: Venus is 1.9° to the lower right of Elnath, the Northern Horn of Taurus.

Bright Evening Star Venus shines from near the Northern Horn of Taurus.

Just four days before its closest approach to Elnath (β), brilliant Venus gleams in the western sky this evening. The planet is 1.9° to the lower right of the star that marks the Northern Horn of Taurus. Watch Venus continue to close the gap, then make a big left turn and move away from the star. For more details see this article.

Capella is the bright star to the upper right of Venus.

Read this article for more about Venus as an Evening Star.



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