Venus: Only Planet to Rotate Clockwise (Fact of the Day)

Venus (View of Venus's surface)
Venus is the only planet in our Solar system to rotate clockwise. The reason for it is still not known clearly. It is speculated or believed that it is due to the massive collisions during the early stages of its formations.

Also, Venus has by far the slowest rotation rate of any of the major planets. It rotates once every 243 Earth days. At the equator, the surface of Venus rotates at 6.5 km/hr compared to our Earth's rotation speed of 1,670 km/hr. A Venus year is about 1.92 Venus days long.



  1. not much info
    no offence!!!

  2. How Can it be 1.92 hours/Day????

  3. You can only determine direction of spin depending on the pole you view the planet from therefore the term 'clockwise' is meaningless by itself.

  4. Could a body with a mass of about a sixth that of the sun but only a twevth of it's size passing about 9 to 12 million miles from Venus cause the flip?



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