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The speed of Venus (Sukra)

Venus is the brightest object in the sky except for the Sun and the Moon. Since Venus is an inferior planet, it shows phases when viewed with a telescope from the perspective of Earth. Venus’ orbit is the most nearly circular of that of any planet, with an eccentricity of less than 1%. Venus’ rotation is somewhat unusual in that it is both very slow (243 Earth days per Venus day, slightly longer than Venus’ year) and retrograde. Venus is only slightly smaller than Earth (95% of Earth’s diameter, 80% of Earth’s mass). Venus has thick layers of clouds composed mostly of carbon dioxide. These clouds completely obscure our view surface and produce a run-away greenhouse effect that makes Venus’ surface temperature hot enough to melt lead. Most of Venus’ surface consists of gently rolling plains with little relief.

  • Duration of revolution around the Sun – 224.701 days
  • Duration of one full rotation – 243.16 days
  • Average speed – 35.02 km/s
  • Inclination of the orbit to the cliptic – 3° 23′ 39″.8
  • Orbital eccentricity – 0.007
  • Apparent diameter  – 9″.5 to 65″.2 of arc
  • Mass relative to the Sun – 1/408,520
  • Mass relative to Earth – 0.815
  • Density relative to water – 5.25
  • Surface gravity relative to Earth – 0.903
  • Average surface temperature – +480 C
  • Oblateness (“flatness”) – 0
  • Maximum magnitude – –4.4
  • Diameter – 12,104 km

The speed of Venus : Venus takes approximately 224.5 days to orbit around the Sun. Venus is further from Sun and nearer to Earth and is therefore closer to man’s horizon. The average speed of Venus per day is approximately between 1degree to as high as 2degrees 30 minutes.

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