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 Apr 15||-3.86||03h 01m 41s||+17° 17’ 39”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 16||-3.86||03h 06m 33s||+17° 40’ 32”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 17||-3.86||03h 11m 27s||+18° 02’ 58”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 18||-3.86||03h 16m 23s||+18° 24’ 56”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 19||-3.86||03h 21m 18s||+18° 46’ 27”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 20||-3.86||03h 26m 14s||+19° 07’ 27”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 21||-3.86||03h 31m 13s||+19° 27’ 59”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 22||-3.86||03h 36m 11s||+19° 47’ 58”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 23||-3.86||03h 41m 12s||+20° 07’ 27”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 24||-3.86||03h 46m 14s||+20° 26’ 25”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 25||-3.87||03h 51m 15s||+20° 44’ 48”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 26||-3.87||03h 56m 18s||+21° 02’ 39”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 27||-3.87||04h 01m 23s||+21° 19’ 56”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 28||-3.87||04h 06m 28s||+21° 36’ 38”||Taurus|
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|