Near and Far

Moon and Venus after Sunset January 23, 2023

The Moon is less than a third of the diameter of Venus, yet it appeares much larger since it was only 224 thousand miles away while Venus was over 142 million miles away at the time of the photo. The Moon is at crescent phase since it is sunward from Earth, while Venus is at nearly full phase since at this time it is on the opposite side of the Sun relative to Earth. More importantly, their cloud-veiled presence was delightful sight in the evening twilight sky.

#venus #moon #sunset #twilight

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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