The planet Venus is often visible from central latitudes in the western evening sky or eastern morning sky and does not appear to twinkle. The stars, however, do appear to twinkle. The most important reason that Venus does not twinkle is:

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    It is very bright.
     It is fairly close to us relative to the distance to the nearest stars.
     Light from Venus is scattered by a smaller angular amount than light from the distant stars.
     All of the effects listed here contribute to an equal extent.
     It shows a visible disk larger than an arc second.
asked Sep 20, 2012 in Astronomy by anonymous
    

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It shows a visible disk larger than an arc second.
answered Sep 22, 2012 by SkyStar ~Expert~ (2,855 points)

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