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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 597338.782812h 15m 00s-00° 39’ 39”
StarHIP 598907.77412h 16m 58s+00° 21’ 07”
StarHIP 59906012h 17m 15s+00° 10’ 39”
StarHIP 599798.094812h 18m 02s-01° 49’ 25”
StarHIP 600305.885812h 18m 40s-00° 47’ 13”
StarHIP 601293.88112h 19m 54s-00° 40’ 00”
StarHIP 601648.300812h 20m 15s-00° 08’ 40”
StarHIP 602807.94812h 21m 37s-00° 09’ 28”
StarHIP 604408.63112h 23m 30s+00° 42’ 46”
StarHIP 606417.65812h 25m 40s-00° 16’ 56”

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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