Venus Moon Size Comparison

On the morning of 17 June 2020, the Moon presented this nice crescent. The camera was at full zoom.

Eight days later, Venus presented in the same place at the same time with the same crescent shape. The camera was again at full zoom. The images are to scale.

18 thoughts on “Venus Moon Size Comparison

  1. Neat! A few hours ago, I noticed the current crescent moon, high in the sky with horns pointing the other way.
    Which is creating Venus’ shadow, earth or moon?

        • The sun was down to the left of Venus illuminating that side. It is the same as when the moon phases are illuminated by the sun from our vantage point. The dark regions are not in the rays of sunlight. I guess you could say Venus is casting shadow on itself.

          Does that help?

  2. Wonderful shots! The moon transits the sun (an eclipse) and Venus transits the sun, and all of a sudden, along with your photos, we have a bunch of information to figure out distance and size. I may be sitting in the back of the class but I’ve been paying attention. 🙂 Your posts always inspire. Take care. Bob

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