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Venus

Venus

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Venus is a dim world of intense heat and volcanic activity. Similar in structure and size to Earth, Venus' thick, toxic atmosphere traps heat in a runaway "greenhouse effect." The scorched world has temperatures hot enough to melt lead. Glimpses below the clouds reveal volcanoes and deformed mountains. Venus spins slowly in the opposite direction of most planets. -[NASA]

Changing Data

Rises:
08:29:02
Sets:
21:35:19
Apparent Magnitude:
-3.9
Illumination:
82%
Size (")
12.8
Distance in light minutes:
11.0
Distance in miles:
122,515,860
Distance in AU:
1.31800
Constellation:
Cancer

Orbital Data

Rotational Period:
-243.018
Orbital Period:
0.61519726
Perihelion:
1.075 * 108 km
Aphelion:
1.089 * 108 km
Epoch:
1998.0000
Inclination:
3.39°
Semi-Major Axis:
1.082 * 108 km
Orbit Circumference:
6.799 * 108 km
Eccentricity:
0.00677672
Ascending Node:
76.660°
Axial Tilt:
177.3°
Albedo:
65%
Color BV:
0.50
Color UV:
0.50
Equatorial Diameter:
1.210 * 104 km
Equatorial Circumference:
3.802 * 105 km
Surface Area:
4.602 * 108 km2
Surface Gravity:
8.87 m/s2
Surface Temperature:
462
Mass:
4.867 * 1024 kg
Volume:
9.28415 * 1011 km3
Density:
5.243 g/cm3
Absolute Magnitude:
-4.40

Satellites (0)