The fleet cruise in Hawaiian waters in May-June gave an opportunity for an unusual astronomical sight. In preparing for a daylight meridian altitude of Venus about 1500 zone time on June 2, it was noted that the declination and latitude were very nearly the same. Under these conditions the azimuth will change from east through south (or north) to west in a few minutes. The assistant navigator, Ensign F. L. Ashworth, suggested the procedure which is given below, with the end in view of obtaining a fix from the single body in a few minutes.
A Daylight Fix with Venus
By Commander Greene W. Dugger, U. S. Navy