2022, January: Venus Into Bright Twilight, Inferior Conjunction

Venus sets at Nautical Twilight on New Year’s Day 2022.  It is rapidly moving between the earth and sun, setting about 7 minutes earlier each evening.  In only five days it sets at Civil Twilight and then passes inferior conjunction at 6:48 p.m. CST on January 8, 2020.  The first morning visibility of Venus starts 3-4 days after the conjunction.  It’ll appear about 4° in altitude above the east-southeastern horizon during late morning twilight.

2022, January 3: Venus, Mercury, and the crescent moon.
Photo Caption – 2022, January 3: Venus, Mercury, and the crescent moon.

by Jeffrey L. Hunt

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Just three evenings into the new year, catch the crescent moon with Venus.  They are only 4° up in the west-southwest about 45 minutes after sunset.  The moon is 11° to left of the planet.

2022: January 8: Venus is at inferior conjunction, between Earth and Sun. It rapidly moves into the morning sky.
2022: January 8: Venus is at inferior conjunction, between Earth and Sun. It rapidly moves into the morning sky.

On January 8, Venus moves between Earth and the sun (inferior conjunction).  Less than a week after its conjunction ir appears very low in the east-southeast before sunrise.

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