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Since the first appearance of Mars in the dawn sky in mid-September, Venus has been closing in on the Red Planet at an average rate of 0°.6 per day. On October 5th the two planets meet, Venus passing just 0°.2 North of Mars in a planetary conjunction which is best seen from the Northern hemisphere. The star σ Leo (Sigma Leonis, mag. +4.0), at the foot of the Lion's hind leg, is positioned just 0°.3 to the NNE of Venus at the time of the conjunction. One hour after the event, Venus passes 0°.3 South of the star. Further details of the event can be seen in the 'planetary conjunctions' section below.
When Venus is on one side of the Sun, it’s trailing the Sun in the sky and brightens into view shortly after the Sun sets, when the sky is dark enough for it to be visible. When Venus is at its brightest, it becomes visible just minutes after the Sun goes down. This is when Venus is seen as the Evening Star.
When Venus is on the other side of the Sun, it leads the Sun as it travels across the sky. Venus will rise in the morning a few hours before the Sun.
I'm afraid she doesn't keep a seasonal schedule. She switches positions with the Sun on a 584 day cycle.
Venus is called "The Morning Star" in the fall. In spring time it is known as "The Evening Star" as it rises just after sunset.