Year 2014 ends with return of Planet Venus to evening sky. Starring in the Western Skies is Venus to enthrall people few days before Christmas until 2015 August. Appearing as a bright star like object in west Direction it already became a point of curiosity for many. To spot it with naked eye, all one has to do his to look in South-West Direction few minutes after Sunset to 30-40 minutes.
Star or Planet: to differentiate planets from stars its important to remember that as seen from earth though planets shine, they don’t twinkle/blink unlike stars.
Position of Venus in 2014: In the beginning of year Venus was visible in Evening skies for a week. Then it disappeared hiding in glare of Sun only to start being visible in Morning skies for major part of 2014. However since past few days it is visible in Evening sky. And as days pass on it will be the object of astonishment/Curiosity to see.
Venus to be visible till August 2015 – in Evening: from now till 1st Week of August in 2015 people can spot Planet Venus with ease everyday towards west immediately after Sunset.
Source: NASA Release 22 Dec 2014 Click here