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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 in Sagittarius on February, 23 2019
High Precision Live Sky Chart
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
19h 34m 45s
-20° 25’ 22”
16.2”
-4.14

Venus Rise and Set Times

Today's Venus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 110.4°
Max altitude: 18.1°
Azimuth: 249.6°

Venus 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 Feb 16 18h 58m 33s -21° 03’ 46” -4.20 17.1” Sagittarius
2019 Feb 17 19h 03m 33s -21° 00’ 16” -4.19 16.9” Sagittarius
2019 Feb 18 19h 08m 32s -20° 56’ 12” -4.18 16.8” Sagittarius
2019 Feb 19 19h 13m 32s -20° 51’ 33” -4.17 16.7” Sagittarius
2019 Feb 20 19h 18m 33s -20° 46’ 19” -4.17 16.6” Sagittarius
2019 Feb 21 19h 23m 32s -20° 40’ 32” -4.16 16.5” Sagittarius
2019 Feb 22 19h 28m 32s -20° 34’ 08” -4.15 16.3” Sagittarius
2019 Feb 23 19h 33m 32s -20° 27’ 10” -4.14 16.2” Sagittarius
2019 Feb 24 19h 38m 31s -20° 19’ 37” -4.14 16.1” Sagittarius
2019 Feb 25 19h 43m 32s -20° 11’ 30” -4.13 16.0” Sagittarius
2019 Feb 26 19h 48m 30s -20° 02’ 48” -4.12 15.9” Sagittarius
2019 Feb 27 19h 53m 30s -19° 53’ 32” -4.12 15.8” Sagittarius
2019 Feb 28 19h 58m 28s -19° 43’ 44” -4.11 15.7” Sagittarius
2019 Mar 01 20h 03m 28s -19° 33’ 20” -4.10 15.6” Sagittarius

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.

Distance of Venus from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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.

Predicted magnitude of Venus between January 2013 and December 2100

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
Diameter 12103.6 km 0.9499
Mass 4.86732 x 1024 kg 0.8150
Density 5.243 gr/cm3 0.9510
Escape Velocity 10.36 km/s 0.9258
Sideral Rotation -5,832.4320 hours -243.6833
Absolute Magnitude -4.47
Geometric Albedo 0.65