Which planet rotates anti clockwise?

Do any planets rotate clockwise?

Answer: Most of the objects in our solar system, including the Sun, planets, and asteroids, all rotate counter-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.

Does Jupiter rotate clockwise?

The atmosphere of gas giant Jupiter is a turbulent place. … Jupiter’s whirlwinds rotate opposite to the rotation of the planet, i.e. clockwise on the northern and anti-clockwise on the southern hemisphere.

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.

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.

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