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The Kiss of Venus

Earth and Venus at their remotest and closest

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  For convenience Venus is here placed in the centre (points of view for nearest - furthest diagrams are interchangeable). Venus makes a complete orbit of the Sun every 225 days, as opposed to our 365. As we watch her from Earth, she never strays farther than 46° from the Sun as it moves through the zodiac over a year. Both planets have near circular orbits and Venus closes the space between her and us from a maximum of 261 million km to a minimum of 38 million km and, remarkably, this proportion can be solved by nesting two pentagrams with well over 99.9% accuracy. The proportion thus defined is equal to four compounded golden section divisions. This is an important page.