Venus at greatest elongation east

2013 Nov 1

Venus will reach its furthest point east of the Sun in the evening sky, so that it will set more than two hours behind the Sun, appearing prominent at mag -5.1 on the western horizon for a couple of hours shortly after sunset. At the moment of greatest elongation, Venus will lie in the constellation Ophiuchus, at a distance of 47°04′ from the Sun. Its declination will be -26°59’58” , and so it will be seen to best advantage in the southern hemisphere; in fact, it will be unobservable from latitudes north of 43°N.