Venus Conjunctions with Other Planets, 2010 to 2020. Whilst Venus can be glimpsed with the naked-eye in daylight when it is far away from the Sun (the Sun being carefully shielded from view), Seeing Venus by Naked-eye in both Morning and Evening Skies on the Same Day.
If the Moon is visible in the daytime sky, I've found that observing it to focus the eye, then sweeping over to Venus also works well. The more transparent the sky, the more visible Venus will be; I've spotted Venus on afternoons with a very light haze, but anything more than that makes naked-eye observation extremely difficult, if not impossible.
Thanks to some excellent advice from Neville Young, in his new book Astronomy within Reach, we can all amaze and astound our friends by helping them to see the planet Venus with the naked eye, in full daylight. Regular readers will have already seen photographs showing that such a thing is possible, and should have worked out that Venus is bright enough to show up well against the blue daytime.
Mar 26, 2006 · Page 1 of 2 - Crescent Venus with Naked Eye - posted in Solar System Observing: I was outside a local shop waiting on my wife when I decided to have a look at Venus. Venus was easy to find at -4x mag and by putting the Sun behind a adjoining building, Venus was free to shine unimpeded. After a few second of viewing Venus, I noticed that it was not a point source but a very small crescent.