How Long Does It Take Venus to Rotate on Its Axis?

How Long Does It Take Venus to Rotate on Its Axis?

It takes Venus as long as 243 Earth days to complete a full rotation on its own axis. That's quite a long time considering that one Earth day, or 24 hours, is the time it takes Earth to make a full rotation on its axis.

Despite being roughly the same size of Earth, Venus has a very different axis rotation speed, resulting in much longer days. A single day on Venus is almost as long as an entire Earth year. According to NASA, Venus' years are actually shorter than its days; it takes the planet just 225 Earth days to complete its full orbit around the sun.