Venus is the planet nearest to the Earth.

Because it is the easiest planet to see in the sky, it has been called the “morning star” and the “evening star”.


Venus is the brightest planet in the sky, as seen from Earth, and is brighter even than the stars. The temperature on the surface of this planet is about 850°F.

At about 67,230,000 miles from sun, Venus is 7,521 miles in diameter.


The Romans named Venus their goddess of love and beauty. Venus is sometimes called “Earth’s twin”.


Venus is covered with thick clouds. The sun’s heat is trapped by the clouds. The temperature on Venus is nearly 900 °F!


Space probes have been sent to study Venus. They have reported information to scientists. But they can only last a few hours on Venus because of the the high temperature.


Venus turns in the opposite direction from Earth. So, on Venus, the sun rises in the west and sets in the east.



Draw the sun rising on Venus


WEST                                                                       East