Use our interactive sky map HERE to find out if you can see Venus right now!
Be careful when viewing Venus if it is close to the Sun. The Sun can damage your eyes so ensure it has not risen before attempting to view Venus. Never look at the Sun through a telescope without using a special solar filter. Even catching a quick glimpse of it whilst searching for a nearby planet could cause irreparable damage.
A bit about Venus
Venus is the second planet from the Sun, and the brightest of all the planets. It is that bright it can be seen in daylight!
Venus has no moons or rings. The temperature on Venus can reach 471 °C!
No fancy equipment needed to view Venus, it can be seen with the naked eye!
Take a look through a small telescope and you will see that Venus has phases just like our own Moon!
When & where to see Venus this month
Venus is a can be seen from dusk this month. It can be seen in the West as it gets dark.
At the start of the month it sets around 22:45, later in the month around 23:45 in the North Western sky.
This image shows the location of Venus at 21:10 on the 12th of May.
This image is a screen shot from Stellarium, a fantastic piece of free software.