Astronomy

2020, May 12: Evening Star Venus in the West

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2020, May 12: Venus is 1.5° to the lower left of Elnath.

Brilliant Evening Star is in the west this evening.

Two evenings after the Venus – Elnath quasi (near) conjunction, the brilliant Evening Star is making a left turn as it moves away from the star. During the next few evenings watch it move farther away and appear lower in the sky each night at the same time. This evening Venus is 1.5° to the lower left of Elnath.

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

On May 19, look for Mercury, below Venus. The moon joins the scene on May 23.

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

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