2020, May 15: Brilliant Evening Star Makes Its Last Stand

2020, May 15: Venus is 1.8° to the lower left of Elnath.

Brilliant Evening Star Venus is making its last stand in the evening sky for 2020.

by Jeffrey L. Hunt

Venus is turning toward the sun and its inferior conjunction on June 3, 2020. The brilliant planet is quickly leaving the evening sky, appearing lower each night at the same time. By mid-June, it’ll shine brightly from the low in the east-northeast before sunrise.

This evening Venus is 1.8° to the lower left of Elnath, the Northern Horn of Taurus.

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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