Venus from Galileo (NASA photo)

2020, October 1: Venus in Leo


Venus and Regulus, October 1, 2020
2020, October 1: Brilliant Venus shines from the eastern sky. The planet is stepping eastward in Leo. This morning it is 1.7° to the upper right of Regulus (α Leo) and 0.7° to the lower left of Nu Leonis (ν Leo).

Brilliant Venus shines from the eastern sky near Regulus, the brightest star in Leo.

by Jeffrey L. Hunt

This morning brilliant Venus shines from eastern sky as it steps eastward among the stars of Leo.  It is 1.7° to the upper right of Regulus, the brightest star in Leo. 

Venus is moving away from Nu Leonis (ν Leo on the photo above).  The planet is 0.7° to the lower left of that star.

During the next two mornings, Venus is very close to Regulus.

See our summary about Venus during October 2020 and the feature article  about Venus as a Morning Star.

Watch Venus continue to move through the constellation for most of October.

The moon is in the region with Venus and Regulus beginning October 12.

Read more about the planets during October.

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