After a failed Soviet attempt, the first spacecraft to successfully fly past Venus was the American Mariner 2 (1962). SHARE. Venus, which is the brightest planet in the solar system, can be spotted in the night sky every night this month. It has since been visited by more than 20 spacecraft, most recently the American Magellan (1989) and European Venus … Venus was the first planet ever to be visited by a space probe. Ethan Siegel Senior Contributor. Venus will be poised to steal the show tonight, soaring overhead, like a glittering jewel in the night sky. Venus is expected to reach its maximum elongation for the year in the east of the evening sky by March 24, 2020, according to EarthSky. SHARE. Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 9:36 am. EMAIL. Equatorial and Southern latitudes are the first to see it, low down in the ENE shortly before sunrise. Find Venus Tonight. TWEET. Duration: 00:00 3/25/2020. Astronomy.com This website has a useful section on “ Observing ,” which supplies regular updates on what is visible each week , along with some pointers for locating things. Venus and Jupiter are both expected to be visible in the sky tonight, alongside a young crescent Moon Tonight (Feb. 27), as darkness is falling, be sure to look toward the west-southwest sky to spot another beautiful celestial tableau formed by a lovely crescent moon and the brilliant planet Venus. The Venus Morning Apparition of 2020-21. by Martin J. Powell. Venus is the brightest natural object in our sky after the moon and the sun. Learn about where to look to see this bright planet. By Helen Johnson. On this night, Venus will … Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are all visible tonight within specific timeframes. Venus and Saturn will be visible relatively low in the sky—just 11° above the horizon—so find yourself an observing position that has a good, clear view of the southwestern horizon. Watch Venus Meet Neptune In Tonight's Sky, Your Best Chance To See Our Outermost Planet Until 2022. Having passed through inferior conjunction on June 3rd 2020 (when it was positioned directly between the Earth and the Sun), Venus swiftly enters the dawn sky as a 'Morning Star' in mid-June. SHARE.