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 Aug 16||09h 43m 26s||+15° 02’ 57”||N.A.||9.6”||Leo|
|2019 Aug 17||09h 48m 16s||+14° 39’ 12”||N.A.||9.6”||Leo|
|2019 Aug 18||09h 53m 07s||+14° 15’ 05”||-3.97||9.6”||Leo|
|2019 Aug 19||09h 57m 55s||+13° 50’ 32”||-3.97||9.6”||Leo|
|2019 Aug 20||10h 02m 43s||+13° 25’ 39”||-3.97||9.7”||Leo|
|2019 Aug 21||10h 07m 29s||+13° 00’ 23”||-3.96||9.7”||Leo|
|2019 Aug 22||10h 12m 15s||+12° 34’ 45”||-3.96||9.7”||Leo|
|2019 Aug 23||10h 17m 00s||+12° 08’ 48”||-3.96||9.7”||Leo|
|2019 Aug 24||10h 21m 43s||+11° 42’ 29”||-3.96||9.7”||Leo|
|2019 Aug 25||10h 26m 27s||+11° 15’ 52”||-3.95||9.7”||Leo|
|2019 Aug 26||10h 31m 09s||+10° 48’ 57”||-3.95||9.7”||Leo|
|2019 Aug 27||10h 35m 51s||+10° 21’ 45”||-3.95||9.7”||Leo|
|2019 Aug 28||10h 40m 32s||+09° 54’ 15”||-3.94||9.7”||Leo|
|2019 Aug 29||10h 45m 11s||+09° 26’ 29”||-3.94||9.7”||Leo|