Venus & The Moon: Why You So Cool, Space? [Pic]

Submitted by: hole_rocks89 5 years ago in Science

I wish I was smarter so I knew how this happened.
There are 38 comments:
Male 3
cool but i think its fake still cool though
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Male 3
cool but i think its fake still
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Male 729
xelous got it. It is likely a camera attached to a hobbyist telescope. The longer the telescope tube, the better chance of seeing planets and stars, even during daylight hours.
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Female 212
Space is awesome. I want to go. F- Disneyland.
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Male 256
where the drat is this where the moon is that big
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Male 23
Brucie,

The clouds look like they look. Some clouds are higher than others. As for the focus, I Dunno, ask someone who knows about photography lenses.

Venus looks brighter, because it is. The moon is obviously in an extreme waxing or waning phase; to the point where it wouldn`t even be visible without this magnification.

I`m taking my internetz with me, and going to play somewhere else.
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Female 61
This is pretty switfty!
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Male 2,384
i dunno about that, the farther away planet (venus) seems brighter....
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Male 583
stupid americans
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Male 543
i wish you were smarter too
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Male 977
This one should more accurately be labeled. Why you so invisible UFO`s?!
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Male 365
@brucie222, You know that`s bull, right? There`s no reason for either of those things to be true.
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Male 3,612
no, it`s just the moon and light hitting the lens
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Male 21
@Finker
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Male 48
So if the smaller object is Venus, then kindly explain
A) Why are the clouds so big, if it was that zoomed in to see Venus, they would not be so clear.
B) Why is "venus" brighter than the "moon", evidently it was taken during the day, so the reflection of light would be greater.
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Male 505
I support the ban of the false CrakrJakk - if you don`t like somebody`s views then don`t try to argue back by being dumb.
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Male 1,068
Thats a little too close for comfort
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Male 1,429
All praise Cthulu and his glory of the skies!
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Male 21
Thank Jesus for providing us such wondrous natural beauty. Good job God good job!
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Male 4,902
Oh nice
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Male 2,513
Good camera extremely far zoom or just highly detailed and cropped
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Male 15,510
Where is Carl Sagan when you need him :-(
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Male 37,757
Space is like, totally awesome!!
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Female 54
oooh, me like!
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Female 3,562
You don`t understand how this happened? I`m impressed Venus was bright enough to see during the day, but otherwise it`s no mystery.
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Male 38,467

It took an exhaustive search of the internet that took all 60 seconds to find out how this is possible.

You are seeing Venus rising from behind our moon {Luna} as seen from the vantage point of South Africa on September 11, 2010.

Very cool video of it rising.
Daylight Occultation of Venus by the Moon
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Male 1,252
off the lens as larger elipse isnt a perfect circle. (random uninformed opinion)
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Male 25,416
Kinda cool.. but it cant be venus.
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Male 670
@ Robb9 - you my friend, win an internet! Look for the simplest answer :)
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Male 3,059
brucie222: Kindly STFU since you have no idea what you`re talking about.

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Male 23
The large crescent is the moon. The small is Venus. This was taken with magnification.
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Male 48
That isn`t Venus, for a start, for Venus to look that big it would have to be about 1,000 times the size of the sun, as the sun and moon look similar size due to the distance the sun is from Earth. Its probably some refracted light or something on the person`s camera lens if its not a doctored photo.
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Male 243
Fus Ro Dah!
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Female 50
@ Intrigid
Don`t quote me on this but I think it`s because the Venusian atmosphere is a dense soup of gases that reflect almost all of the sunlight it receives

Kinda drated up though, it`s 26m miles away and still so huge.
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Male 674
hole rocks, you`re a genius for posting this. I think it is fantastic. If you don`t understand why this happens, I hope it fuels your interest to pursue those answers. Who knows, you could be rocking some serious gear earning over $250K per year looking into the Heavens some day?
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Male 914
This seems completely feasible to me. I just don`t understand why Venus is so much brighter.
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Female 353
Link: Venus & The Moon: Why You So Cool, Space? [Pic] [Rate Link] - I wish I was smarter so I knew how this happened.
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