Venus is the second closest planet to the Sun, and is the sixth largest planet. Venus' day is longer than it's year, and the rotation is west to east, or retrograde. Venus is similar to Earth. Venus has a few craters, and has clouds. Along with plains, Venus also has two large highland areas, and a plateau. There are also volcanos and mountains. Along with that, there are very strong winds in the clouds, while the surface winds are very slow.