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Venus live position and data

This page shows Venus location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Venus (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 83963017h 09m 48s-27° 16’ 59”
StarHIP 84478017h 16m 13s-26° 32’ 36”
StarHIP 841476.517217h 12m 13s-25° 15’ 18”
StarHIP 842976.646617h 14m 02s-27° 47’ 47”
StarHIP 844947.016217h 16m 27s-25° 18’ 19”
StarHIP 843917.514617h 15m 13s-26° 31’ 50”
StarHIP 846056.796417h 17m 39s-26° 37’ 44”
StarHIP 841037.652617h 11m 36s-26° 42’ 08”
StarHIP 838788.643817h 08m 36s-26° 50’ 12”
StarHIP 841608.769817h 12m 20s-25° 39’ 13”
StarHIP 844054.9317h 15m 21s-26° 36’ 00”
StarHIP 841756.120817h 12m 25s-27° 45’ 43”
StarHIP 841446.650417h 12m 10s-27° 02’ 31”
StarHIP 844978.161217h 16m 29s-27° 33’ 54”
StarHIP 843146.610817h 14m 14s-26° 59’ 03”
StarHIP 848516.995617h 20m 30s-26° 32’ 59”
StarHIP 841818.268417h 12m 31s-25° 13’ 37”
StarHIP 844078.466417h 15m 22s-27° 58’ 13”
StarHIP 841928.398817h 12m 36s-27° 01’ 09”
StarHIP 845887.907217h 17m 27s-27° 46’ 00”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Venus

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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