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.
|2017 Oct 11||-3.87||11h 45m 51s||+03° 07’ 33”||Virgo|
|2017 Oct 12||-3.87||11h 50m 26s||+02° 38’ 45”||Virgo|
|2017 Oct 13||-3.87||11h 55m 00s||+02° 09’ 51”||Virgo|
|2017 Oct 14||-3.87||11h 59m 34s||+01° 40’ 51”||Virgo|
|2017 Oct 15||-3.87||12h 04m 08s||+01° 11’ 47”||Virgo|
|2017 Oct 16||-3.87||12h 08m 41s||+00° 42’ 38”||Virgo|
|2017 Oct 17||-3.87||12h 13m 15s||+00° 13’ 24”||Virgo|
|2017 Oct 18||-3.87||12h 17m 49s||-00° 15’ 50”||Virgo|
|2017 Oct 19||-3.87||12h 22m 24s||-00° 45’ 06”||Virgo|
|2017 Oct 20||-3.87||12h 26m 58s||-01° 14’ 26”||Virgo|
|2017 Oct 21||-3.87||12h 31m 33s||-01° 43’ 45”||Virgo|
|2017 Oct 22||-3.87||12h 36m 07s||-02° 13’ 05”||Virgo|
|2017 Oct 23||-3.87||12h 40m 42s||-02° 42’ 24”||Virgo|
|2017 Oct 24||-3.87||12h 45m 19s||-03° 11’ 40”||Virgo|
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|