QT-Online / Wednesday, July 8, 2020 / Categories: Top News, Science/TECH People in Qatar will get to see Venus on Friday: QCH People in Qatar will be able to see with naked eyes the brightest planet of our solar system over the eastern horizon on Friday, the Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has announced. Observers in Qatar can look out for Venus from 2:16 am until 4:51 am Doha local time, QCH’s Dr. Beshir Marzouk said. At 5:45 pm on Friday, Venus will be at the farthest point in its orbit around the sun (aphelion). It will be approximately 109 million kilometres from the sun's centre. Venus (and all planets) moves in its orbit around Sun on Ellipse (elliptical) orbit, so the distance between Venus and the Sun's center varies when Venus arrives Perihelion and Aphelion points, moreover, the average distance between Venus and Sun is 108 million kilometers approximately. Dr. Beshir Marzouk added, Venus reaches Aphelion point (farthest point) in its orbit around the sun once every 225 days, where it was reached a farthest point last time on Tuesday, November 28, 2019, while it will at farthest point again on Saturday, February 20, 2021. As know, Venus is one of just two planets that rotate around its axis from east to west, only Venus and Uranus have this "backward" rotation, while other solar system rotate around its axis from west to east direction. An astronomer called Venus is morning and evening star; because it's the last object hide on the morning sky before sunrise time, while it's the first object appear on the evening sky after sunset time. Previous Article How Sweden’s bold ‘herd immunity approach’ on COVID-19 failed Next Article HH the Amir meets with UNGA’s Volkan Bozkir at Al Bahr Palace Print 29890 Rate this article: 3.7 Please login or register to post comments.