1. Why do we refer Venus as an inferior planet? Because planet Venus,
Has a smaller diameter than the Earth
Orbits closer to the sun than the Earth
Does not have natural satellites
2. Which of these orbital positions give us the best viewing opportunity to observe planet Venus?
3. When planet Venus is at the greatest western elongation, it is visible on the,
4. Venus on greatest eastern elongation is,
Visible in the morning sky
Visible in the evening sky
Covered by the sun
5. What is the synodic period of Venus? (Synodic period is the avarage time between two successive conjunctions).
243 Earth days
395 Earth days
584 Earth days
6. What is the maximum visual magnitude of planet Venus?
7. Who was the first to observe the phases of Venus?
8. On which orbital position does Venus appear brightest?
5 days before superior conjuction
40 days after Eastern or Western elongation
At inferior conjunction
9. When is the next Venus transit?
March 14, 2013
December 22, 2012
June 5, 2012
10. The observational 'half phase' of Venus differs from the theoretical 'half phase' by few days. This is known as,