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 Nov 11||16h 37m 41s||-22° 49’ 33”||-3.85||10.9”||Ophiucus|
|2019 Nov 12||16h 43m 00s||-23° 02’ 08”||-3.85||11.0”||Ophiucus|
|2019 Nov 13||16h 48m 20s||-23° 14’ 02”||-3.85||11.0”||Ophiucus|
|2019 Nov 14||16h 53m 40s||-23° 25’ 15”||-3.85||11.0”||Ophiucus|
|2019 Nov 15||16h 59m 03s||-23° 35’ 48”||-3.85||11.1”||Ophiucus|
|2019 Nov 16||17h 04m 24s||-23° 45’ 38”||-3.85||11.1”||Ophiucus|
|2019 Nov 17||17h 09m 47s||-23° 54’ 47”||-3.85||11.1”||Ophiucus|
|2019 Nov 18||17h 15m 11s||-24° 03’ 12”||-3.85||11.1”||Ophiucus|
|2019 Nov 19||17h 20m 36s||-24° 10’ 55”||-3.85||11.2”||Ophiucus|
|2019 Nov 20||17h 26m 02s||-24° 17’ 56”||-3.86||11.2”||Ophiucus|
|2019 Nov 21||17h 31m 27s||-24° 24’ 11”||-3.86||11.2”||Ophiucus|
|2019 Nov 22||17h 36m 53s||-24° 29’ 44”||-3.86||11.3”||Ophiucus|
|2019 Nov 23||17h 42m 20s||-24° 34’ 32”||-3.86||11.3”||Ophiucus|
|2019 Nov 24||17h 47m 48s||-24° 38’ 35”||-3.86||11.3”||Sagittarius|