How Long Is a Day and a Year On Venus and How Many Earth Days Is One Solar Day On the Planet Venus?

The planet Venus makes one rotation on its axis in 243 Earth days.

Its solar day, the time it takes the Sun to reappear in the same place in the sky, is 118 Earth days.

On Earth, the two are almost identical, 24 hours, so the Sun rises at approximately the same place every morning.

If you lived on Venus, the Sun would rise in quite a different spot along the western horizon every morning.

Venus’s days are longer than its years.

Venus takes just under 225 Earth days to orbit the Sun, therefore its year is almost two of the planet’s solar days.

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