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.
|2018 Jun 12||-3.98||08h 00m 02s||+22° 37’ 54”||Gemini|
|2018 Jun 13||-3.99||08h 04m 59s||+22° 23’ 51”||Cancer|
|2018 Jun 14||-3.99||08h 09m 56s||+22° 09’ 11”||Cancer|
|2018 Jun 15||-4.00||08h 14m 51s||+21° 53’ 56”||Cancer|
|2018 Jun 16||-4.00||08h 19m 44s||+21° 38’ 08”||Cancer|
|2018 Jun 17||-4.00||08h 24m 36s||+21° 21’ 46”||Cancer|
|2018 Jun 18||-4.01||08h 29m 26s||+21° 04’ 51”||Cancer|
|2018 Jun 19||-4.01||08h 34m 14s||+20° 47’ 25”||Cancer|
|2018 Jun 20||-4.02||08h 39m 02s||+20° 29’ 26”||Cancer|
|2018 Jun 21||-4.02||08h 43m 46s||+20° 10’ 59”||Cancer|
|2018 Jun 22||-4.03||08h 48m 30s||+19° 52’ 00”||Cancer|
|2018 Jun 23||-4.03||08h 53m 12s||+19° 32’ 31”||Cancer|
|2018 Jun 24||-4.04||08h 57m 53s||+19° 12’ 34”||Cancer|
|2018 Jun 25||-4.04||09h 02m 33s||+18° 52’ 10”||Cancer|
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|