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Hemispheric View of Venus

By Jessica Santascoy, Jan 18, 2011

Welcome to the NASA Night Sky Network series about the seasons on planets in our solar system! Last we wrote about Mercury's bizarre seasons, and now we take a look at Venus.

Are there seasons on Venus?
The seasons on Venus are nonexistent! What’s more, the temperature on Venus is usually about 457 °C (854 °F), from pole to pole and all day and all night. The temperature is the same, all over the planet.

Why don’t the seasons change on Venus?
Venus has a thick atmosphere which distributes the heat evenly, so there is little variation in temperature. Another reason is that there is only 2.7° tilt. Compare that to Earth’s tilt, which is 23.4°, which is the main reason Earth has marked seasons. 

One more fun fact:
If you’re feeling pressured by time, imagine that you have a Venus day. Why? Because one day on Venus equals 117 Earth days. 

Want more?

Here’s a great article with a lot more detail by Universe Today. Check out this fun fact sheet by NASA and learn about Venus’ Girl Power

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