What are the only two planets in our solar system to spin clockwise?

Which two planets in our solar system rotate clockwise?

Uranus rotates about an axis that is nearly parallel with its orbital plane (i.e. on its side), while Venus rotates about its axis in a clockwise direction.

How many planets spin clockwise?

Every planet in our solar system except for Venus and Uranus rotates counter-clockwise as seen from above the North Pole; that is to say, from west to east. This is the same direction in which all the planets orbit the sun.

What is called Earth rotation?

This movement is called a revolution, which is different from rotation. Objects rotate around an axis, but revolve around other objects. So the Earth rotates around its axis as it revolves around the sun. It takes the Earth 365 days, or one year, to complete a revolution.

Why is Venus spinning backwards?

For starters, it spins in the opposite direction from most other planets, including Earth, so that on Venus the sun rises in the west. … In other words, it spins in the same direction it always has, just upside down, so that looking at it from other planets makes the spin seem backward.

Is Venus the only planet that rotates clockwise?

Venus and possibly Uranus are the exceptions to the counterclockwise rotations of the planets. Venus travels around the sun once every 225 Earth days but it rotates clockwise once every 243 days.

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