Venus Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Venus is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Venus Rise and Set Times
Today's Venus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
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.
|2018 Feb 14||-3.89||22h 24m 01s||-11° 34’ 01”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 15||-3.89||22h 28m 45s||-11° 06’ 41”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 16||-3.89||22h 33m 29s||-10° 39’ 02”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 17||-3.89||22h 38m 13s||-10° 11’ 08”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 18||-3.89||22h 42m 56s||-09° 42’ 56”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 19||-3.89||22h 47m 38s||-09° 14’ 30”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 20||-3.88||22h 52m 18s||-08° 45’ 50”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 21||-3.88||22h 56m 57s||-08° 16’ 54”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 22||-3.88||23h 01m 36s||-07° 47’ 48”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 23||-3.88||23h 06m 15s||-07° 18’ 28”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 24||-3.88||23h 10m 53s||-06° 48’ 56”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 25||-3.88||23h 15m 29s||-06° 19’ 14”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 26||-3.87||23h 20m 06s||-05° 49’ 22”||Aquarius|
|2018 Feb 27||-3.87||23h 24m 42s||-05° 19’ 20”||Aquarius|
Distance of Venus from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Venus from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Venus is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Venus
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 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|