Your last chance to see Venus for the next few weeks | Bad Astronomy

As I usually do when I go outside at twilight, I glanced over to the west to look for Venus and it was much lower toward the horizon than I was expecting. I shouldnt have been surprised; in two weeks its due for a close encounter with the Sun. On June 5/6, itll pass directly between us and the Sun in an event called a transit. Ill have more info on that later, though you can read up about it at the Transit of Venus website.

I set up my binoculars and even with such low power, Venus was an obvious crescent! I held my phone up to the eyepiece and took this shot:

Its out of focus a bit, but you can see the phase. As Venus races past the Earth in its orbit, it gets a bit closer to us but presents a thinner crescent every day. Its moving so quickly now that you only really have a few more days to take a look before its too close to the Sun to see comfortably. And then on June 5th itll look a lot different!

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