April 27th and 28th 2020 are the dates to check out the skies as Venus is at its brightest in years. Venus appears every two years or so, it’s usually rather low but now it’s as high as it can get, and at its brightest. And although Venus has been visible after sunset since the autumn, it is now at its very best.
Venus can be seen from anywhere in the world by just looking westerly once the sun has set. Venus will be visible halfway between the horizon and the zenith (above your head).
Venus is the second planet from the sun and Earth's closest neighbour and is the brightest object in our night sky aside from the moon, and is very similar to Earth both in size and in gravity levels.
Check the planet out now as during May Venus will rapidly sink lower and will vanish into the sun’s twilight glare by June 3rd 2020.