The Changing Phases Of Venus in 2018

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Venus came out of Superior Conjunction on January 9, 2018 on the opposite side of our Sun and showing Full phase.
Being on the opposite side, its disk is small but as it gets closer, the disk gets bigger while its phase shrinks.
By the time Venus reaches Inferior Conjunction and passes nearly between Sun and Earth, the phase shrinks to New
while the disk grows very large and bright. Inferior Conjunction occurs on October 26, 2018. The phases then reverse
as the planet moves from the evening into the morning sky.