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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 317.476800h 00m 23s+02° 40’ 31”
StarHIP 518.852800h 00m 34s+01° 03’ 58”
StarHIP 567.995600h 00m 39s+00° 13’ 22”
StarHIP 2237.22300h 02m 47s+02° 07’ 49”
StarHIP 3848.149800h 04m 46s+01° 32’ 12”
StarHIP 1178058.50523h 53m 32s+01° 42’ 11”
StarHIP 1180258.602423h 56m 26s+00° 28’ 52”
StarHIP 1180308.890423h 56m 30s+01° 55’ 07”
StarHIP 1180358.501423h 56m 32s+01° 15’ 03”
StarHIP 118221023h 58m 48s+02° 49’ 50”

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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