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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 Taurus on April, 22 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
03h 36m 11s
+19° 47’ 58”
-3.86
 = 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: 70.2°
Max altitude: 58.3°
Azimuth: 289.8°

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
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.

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