Simplified sky chart showing where Venus is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)
Higher 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, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric 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|
|2020 Jan 20||22h 37m 59s||-10° 09’ 23”||-4.04||14.3”||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 21||22h 42m 29s||-09° 40’ 15”||-4.04||14.4”||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 22||22h 46m 56s||-09° 10’ 54”||-4.05||14.5”||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 23||22h 51m 24s||-08° 41’ 18”||-4.05||14.5”||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 24||22h 55m 49s||-08° 11’ 31”||-4.06||14.6”||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 25||23h 00m 14s||-07° 41’ 31”||-4.06||14.7”||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 26||23h 04m 37s||-07° 11’ 21”||-4.07||14.8”||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 27||23h 09m 01s||-06° 40’ 59”||-4.07||14.9”||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 28||23h 13m 23s||-06° 10’ 29”||-4.08||15.0”||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 29||23h 17m 43s||-05° 39’ 51”||-4.08||15.0”||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 30||23h 22m 02s||-05° 09’ 02”||-4.09||15.1”||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 31||23h 26m 22s||-04° 38’ 08”||-4.10||15.2”||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 01||23h 30m 41s||-04° 07’ 08”||-4.10||15.3”||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 02||23h 34m 58s||-03° 36’ 01”||-4.11||15.4”||Aquarius|