When is a Year Not a Year? Like 0 Twitter Aran Shaunak Follow April 28, 2017, 11:02 a.m. in Tech and Science Views: 547 Like us on facebook Fact: On Venus, a day is longer than a year. Yes, on Venus you would be celebrating your birthday every day, since a day on our sister planet lasts longer than a year. Of course this all comes down to definitions – a day is the time taken for a planet to spin once on its axis, which for Venus is the equivalent of 243 earth days. Meanwhile, a year is the time taken for a planet to orbit once round the sun, which takes a mere 224.7 earth days for Venus. This means there are ‘seasons’ on Venus relating to the time of the year, but they occur over the course of a single sunrise and sunset. Its a strange place: every other planet in the solar system, as well as our sun, spins counter-clockwise. It’s thought that Venus had an impact with a massive asteroid a long time ago, but whatever the reason Venus spins clockwise. Hipsters are everywhere these days. ‘Another one of Mr Shaunak’s Little Bites of Science’ Image under Creative Commons license Full blog available at: https://bitesofscienceblog.wordpress.com/ Published by Aran Shaunak Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments Related Article Tech and Science The Automotive Industry Trends Of 2018 Tech and Science Advanced technology Updates on communication of 2019!! Tech and Science The structure was made 2,000 years before the Greek philosopher was born.