Simplified sky chart showing where Venus is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Venus is right now (view fullscreen)
Also check out Where is Venus?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Venus in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
The following chart shows the distance of Venus from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Venus from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Venus to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Venus to Earth happens on Thu Dec 20 2085 at a distance of 0.26433101 Astronomical Units, or 39,543,357 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Venus, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
Venus rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Venus touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Venus Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Venus. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Mass||4.86732 x 1024 kg||0.8150|
|Escape Velocity||10.36 km/s||0.9258|
|Sideral Rotation||-5,832.4320 hours||-243.6833|
Venus 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Venus computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Venus in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|Date||Right AscensionR.A.||DeclinationDec.||MagnitudeMag||Apparent DiameterDiameter||Constellation|
|2019 Oct 09||13h 52m 54s||-10° 53’ 44”||-3.85||10.2”||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 10||13h 57m 37s||-11° 21’ 47”||-3.85||10.2”||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 11||14h 02m 18s||-11° 49’ 35”||-3.85||10.2”||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 12||14h 07m 02s||-12° 17’ 06”||-3.85||10.2”||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 13||14h 11m 48s||-12° 44’ 18”||-3.85||10.2”||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 14||14h 16m 32s||-13° 11’ 13”||-3.85||10.3”||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 15||14h 21m 20s||-13° 37’ 50”||-3.85||10.3”||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 16||14h 26m 07s||-14° 04’ 08”||-3.85||10.3”||Libra|
|2019 Oct 17||14h 30m 56s||-14° 30’ 03”||-3.85||10.3”||Libra|
|2019 Oct 18||14h 35m 45s||-14° 55’ 39”||-3.85||10.3”||Libra|
|2019 Oct 19||14h 40m 36s||-15° 20’ 52”||-3.85||10.4”||Libra|
|2019 Oct 20||14h 45m 29s||-15° 45’ 42”||-3.84||10.4”||Libra|
|2019 Oct 21||14h 50m 21s||-16° 10’ 08”||-3.84||10.4”||Libra|
|2019 Oct 22||14h 55m 17s||-16° 34’ 09”||-3.84||10.4”||Libra|