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Venus is farthest from the sun today.

Venus arrives Today, Sunday, December 25, 2022, to the farthest point from the sun (apogee) at (11:05 pm GMT), when it will be at a distance of 109,206,446 km, during the orbital period that takes 225 days to complete one revolution around the sun.

And the Astronomical Society in Jeddah revealed in a report that the orbit of Venus around the sun is closer to having a circular shape, as the distance varies from the sun by only about 1.5% between the aphelion and perihelion points, and this makes the planet’s orbit more circular compared to the rest of the planets in our solar system, and the result is that the planet receives the same amount of energy Almost from the sun when it is at perihelion (closest distance from the sun) and at aphelion (farthest from the sun).

The planet Venus is currently observed after sunset and the transition towards the beginning of the night, as it will appear high above the southwestern horizon as a bright star for the observer with the naked eye, and through the telescope it will be illuminated by 61% by sunlight and will remain above the horizon for about an hour, starting after sunset.

Venus and all the planets revolve around the sun in a counterclockwise direction, and Venus is an inner planet located between the Earth and the sun, so it has a phase like the moon.

And the planet Venus passed the far side of the sun (the upper conjunction) on October 22, 2022, to leave the dawn sky and enter the evening sky, and during the next month it will reach its greatest eastern elongation from the sun on June 04, 2023.

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Venus will continue to adorn the evening sky for several months to come, until mid-August 2023, when it will pass between the Earth and the Sun (internal conjunction) to leave the evening sky to the dawn sky.