posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 09:04 PM
Originally posted by SeenMyShare
reply to post by Arbitrageur
Amazing thank you! Yes, it most likely was Venus given it's location on the star map! I did not realize that it was that visible even on a semi
Great, glad you learned something. The visibility of Venus can depend on a number of factors. Its distance from Earth can vary greatly from about 38
million km to 261 million km. When it's relatively close to Earth, you might even be able to see it in broad daylight when the sky is cloudless, as
in this photo from March 13, 1988:
Viewing Venus in Broad Daylight
The main trick is that it has to be far enough away from the sun so the sunlight doesn't obscure it. And getting into the shadow of a building that
blocks sunlight might help you see it also.
The ISS can also be seen in broad daylight, here's what that can look like:
The International Space Station seen during the day.
However while you won't notice Venus moving much, you would see the ISS moving since it only takes 92 minutes to orbit the Earth, instead of
something closer to 24 hours like Venus.