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Venus and Uranus rotate "clockwise" as seen from above the ecliptic plane. However, Venus's rotation was actually stopped and reversed, probably by an impact, while Uranus was merely knocked over onto its side, and it continues to spin in the same direction it did when it was formed.

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โˆ™ 2013-05-29 22:43:44

Venus and Uranus.

If viewed from above the Sun's north pole, all of the planets are orbiting in a counter-clockwise direction; but while most planets also rotate counter-clockwise, Venus and Uranus rotate clockwise in "retrograde" rotation.

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Pluto (Dwarf Planet) also rotates in a retrograde (clockwise) direction.
Only Venus and Uranus rotate clockwise.

All the others rotate counterclockwise.

Remember that the definition of "clockwise" here means "as seen from high above the Earth's North pole".

(The Earth rotates clockwise when viewed from above its South pole!

Check it out it with a globe or a ball or something.)

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