superior conjunction


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superior conjunction

See conjunction.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

superior conjunction

[sə′pir·ē·ər kən′jəŋk·shən]
(astronomy)
A conjunction when an astronomical body is opposite the earth on the other side of the sun.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The centre of three celestial objects (sun, earth and Mercury) will align along a straight line during the 'superior conjunction'.
Venus underwent a superior conjunction on March 28 and is therefore not visible for most of this period.
Venus was at superior conjunction with the Sun on January 9th; farthest from Earth on January 11th; and at aphelion--farthest from the Sun in space--on January 23rd.
Venus is lost in the solar glare at the beginning of the period in question, and experiences superior conjunction on March 28.
Mercury will be difficult to see this month as it passes through superior conjunction on 14th.
Tribune News Network Doha JUPITER, the giant planet, will be 'in superior conjunction' with Sun on Monday (November 26) at 9.38am Doha time, where it will pass very close by Sun, according to Qatar Calendar House (QCH).
Venus rises only about 45 minutes before the Sun as December begins, but even this brightest of planets is lost from view around the 12th of the month, on its way to superior conjunction with the Sun on January 9, 2018.
Immediately following superior conjunction, distant and tiny Venus sets very soon after the Sun.
The ice giant Planet "Uranus" will be in Superior Conjunction with the sun next Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 05:35 Pm Doha local time.
Mercury goes through superior conjunction with the Sun on October 8th, passing from the morning to the evening sky, but it's too poorly placed for observation from mid-northern latitudes this month.
Immediately prior to superior conjunction Venus exhibited a nearly full, though rather tiny disk.

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