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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 Pisces on February, 23 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
00h 32m 48s
+09° 21’ 24”
-4.84
 = 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: 80.6°
Max altitude: 47.9°
Azimuth: 279.4°

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
2017 Feb 16 -4.84 00h 23m 12s +06° 59’ 58” Pisces
2017 Feb 17 -4.84 00h 24m 51s +07° 22’ 00” Pisces
2017 Feb 18 -4.85 00h 26m 27s +07° 43’ 27” Pisces
2017 Feb 19 -4.85 00h 27m 56s +08° 04’ 20” Pisces
2017 Feb 20 -4.85 00h 29m 20s +08° 24’ 38” Pisces
2017 Feb 21 -4.85 00h 30m 36s +08° 44’ 15” Pisces
2017 Feb 22 -4.84 00h 31m 45s +09° 03’ 11” Pisces
2017 Feb 23 -4.84 00h 32m 48s +09° 21’ 24” Pisces
2017 Feb 24 -4.84 00h 33m 46s +09° 38’ 52” Pisces
2017 Feb 25 -4.83 00h 34m 33s +09° 55’ 31” Pisces
2017 Feb 26 -4.83 00h 35m 16s +10° 11’ 21” Pisces
2017 Feb 27 -4.82 00h 35m 48s +10° 26’ 17” Pisces
2017 Feb 28 -4.81 00h 36m 15s +10° 40’ 18” Pisces
2017 Mar 01 -4.80 00h 36m 33s +10° 53’ 21” 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.

Distance of Venus from Earth between January 2013 and January 2030

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 January 2030

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