Which planet rotates counterclockwise?

1 Answer
Apr 24, 2017

Most planets rotate counterclockwise.


The planets orbit in a counterclockwise direction as viewed from the north pole. Most planets also rotate counterclockwise.

The exception is Venus which is retrograde. It rotates clockwise. To explain this Venus is said to have an axial tilt of 177 degrees. It is thought that Venus was flipped over by the gravity of another planet.