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superior conjunction

  • n  (astronomy) the alignment of the Earth and a planet on the opposite side of the sun
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  • Venus Now Shining at Its Brightest: How to See It
    Venus is shining at its brightest in the low southwestern night sky just after sunset, making it a fine time for stargazers to observe the brilliant planet, weather permitting. Venus' dazzling brightness is the result of some cosmic geometry. When Venus is on the far side of the sun in relation to Earth, a point called "superior conjunction," it is fully illuminated from our point of view, and ...
    Dec. 5, 2013 - via Yahoo! News

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