|Orbital Period||224.70 days|
|Distance from the Sun||Semi-Major Axis: 108,208,930 km (0.72 AU)|
Perihelion: 107,476,139 km (0.72 AU)
Aphelion: 108,941,721 km (0.73 AU)
|Rotation Period||243 days, 0 hours, 32 minutes|
|Mean Surface Temperature||737 K (464°C)|
|Parent star||The Sun, yellow dwarf star|
|Other planets in this system||Mercury, terrestrial planet|
Earth, terrestrial planet
Mars, terrestrial planet
Jupiter, gas giant
Saturn, gas giant
Uranus, ice giant
Neptune, ice giant
Numerous dwarf planets, asteroids and other bodies
|Notes||The second planet of the Solar System from the Sun, Venus shines as the brighest object in the sky after the Sun and Moon. Its surface is pemanently obscured by an unbroken layer of sulphur dioxide clouds.|
A beautiful and brilliant sight in the evening or morning sky, Venus is actually an
inhospitable world, with 'rain' composed of sulphuric acid, and a surface temperature of
more than 400°C.
A pleasant day on Venus: the landscape bakes in temperatures hot enough
to melt tin. Nearby, stirred by the wind,a lake of sulphuric acid froths.
eSky © copyright Mark Fisher 1999-2021
Surface maps courtesy Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Copyright © California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. All rights reserved.