superior conjunction

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(astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the opposite side of the sun

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Venus underwent a superior conjunction on March 28 and is therefore not visible for most of this period.
Venus is at superior conjunction on 31st (opposite side of the sun from the Earth) and Mars is still very low in the morning sky.
Immediately following superior conjunction, distant and tiny Venus sets very soon after the Sun.
Mercury will be difficult to see this month as it passes through superior conjunction on 14th.
Venus entered eastern elongation from the date of superior conjunction, 2011 August 16.
Venus reaches superior conjunction on 2011 Aug 16, after which she enters into a favourable eastern (evening) elongation.
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