Mona, I received a trivia question in my email today - how long is a day on Venus? I was floored when I read the answer.
One of the coolest things about studying other planets is finding out that things we donâ€™t even think about on Earth, like the length of days and years varying wildly from place to place. Venus is a great example, given how crazy its day/night cycle is compared to ours. Venus rotates at 4 mph, which pales in comparison to Earthâ€™s 1,040 mph, and gives it a day that lasts 243 days, with a tiny little bit left over. That means most people can jog faster than Venus rotates (which begs the question, can you run back in time on Venus?). Itâ€™s also spinning in the opposite direction of Earth, so the sun rises in the west and sets in the east.
Source: Universe Today | Date Updated: August 21, 2019