Since last November, Venus has been a fixture of the dawn sky, shining more brightly than anything other than the Moon and the rising sun itself. Not anymore. The second planet is swinging behind the sun and getting lost in the glare. For approximately the next two months, Venus will be a bright dot in daily SOHO coronagraph images, moving from right to left. SOHO will be able to track Venus as it passes by the Sun, transitioning from a Morning Star in 2018 to an Evening Star in 2019. - Venus at superior solar conjunction - Venus will pass very close to the Sun in the sky as its orbit carries it around the far side of the solar system from the Earth.