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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 Aquarius on February, 21 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
22h 56m 57s
-08° 16’ 54”
-3.88
 = 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: 98.3°
Max altitude: 30.2°
Azimuth: 261.7°

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 Feb 14 -3.89 22h 24m 01s -11° 34’ 01” Aquarius
2018 Feb 15 -3.89 22h 28m 45s -11° 06’ 41” Aquarius
2018 Feb 16 -3.89 22h 33m 29s -10° 39’ 02” Aquarius
2018 Feb 17 -3.89 22h 38m 13s -10° 11’ 08” Aquarius
2018 Feb 18 -3.89 22h 42m 56s -09° 42’ 56” Aquarius
2018 Feb 19 -3.89 22h 47m 38s -09° 14’ 30” Aquarius
2018 Feb 20 -3.88 22h 52m 18s -08° 45’ 50” Aquarius
2018 Feb 21 -3.88 22h 56m 57s -08° 16’ 54” Aquarius
2018 Feb 22 -3.88 23h 01m 36s -07° 47’ 48” Aquarius
2018 Feb 23 -3.88 23h 06m 15s -07° 18’ 28” Aquarius
2018 Feb 24 -3.88 23h 10m 53s -06° 48’ 56” Aquarius
2018 Feb 25 -3.88 23h 15m 29s -06° 19’ 14” Aquarius
2018 Feb 26 -3.87 23h 20m 06s -05° 49’ 22” Aquarius
2018 Feb 27 -3.87 23h 24m 42s -05° 19’ 20” Aquarius

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