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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 March, 28 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
23h 58m 32s
+08° 36’ 47”
-4.19
 = 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: 81.4°
Max altitude: 47.1°
Azimuth: 278.6°

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 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.

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