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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 Gemini on August, 22 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
07h 46m 30s
+20° 43’ 36”
-3.93
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

Azimuth: 69.3°
Max altitude: 59.2°
Azimuth: 290.7°

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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Aug 15 -3.95 07h 11m 11s +21° 35’ 27” Gemini
2017 Aug 16 -3.95 07h 16m 14s +21° 29’ 50” Gemini
2017 Aug 17 -3.95 07h 21m 16s +21° 23’ 38” Gemini
2017 Aug 18 -3.94 07h 26m 20s +21° 16’ 49” Gemini
2017 Aug 19 -3.94 07h 31m 23s +21° 09’ 24” Gemini
2017 Aug 20 -3.94 07h 36m 24s +21° 01’ 23” Gemini
2017 Aug 21 -3.93 07h 41m 27s +20° 52’ 47” Gemini
2017 Aug 22 -3.93 07h 46m 30s +20° 43’ 36” Gemini
2017 Aug 23 -3.93 07h 51m 32s +20° 33’ 50” Gemini
2017 Aug 24 -3.93 07h 56m 32s +20° 23’ 29” Gemini
2017 Aug 25 -3.92 08h 01m 33s +20° 12’ 33” Cancer
2017 Aug 26 -3.92 08h 06m 34s +20° 01’ 02” Cancer
2017 Aug 27 -3.92 08h 11m 35s +19° 48’ 59” Cancer
2017 Aug 28 -3.92 08h 16m 35s +19° 36’ 20” Cancer

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 2075

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 2075

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