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 Mar 21||-4.15||00h 13m 45s||+10° 44’ 53”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 22||-4.17||00h 11m 35s||+10° 29’ 38”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 23||-4.19||00h 09m 23s||+10° 13’ 10”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 24||-4.20||00h 07m 09s||+09° 55’ 39”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 25||-4.21||00h 04m 58s||+09° 37’ 08”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 26||-4.21||00h 02m 47s||+09° 17’ 44”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 27||-4.20||00h 00m 38s||+08° 57’ 34”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 28||-4.19||23h 58m 32s||+08° 36’ 47”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 29||-4.17||23h 56m 31s||+08° 15’ 32”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 30||-4.14||23h 54m 34s||+07° 53’ 53”||Pisces|
|2017 Mar 31||-4.12||23h 52m 42s||+07° 31’ 59”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 01||-4.16||23h 50m 57s||+07° 09’ 59”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 02||-4.21||23h 49m 19s||+06° 48’ 01”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 03||-4.26||23h 47m 48s||+06° 26’ 09”||Pisces|
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|