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Date: 01/25/12 03:14 PM

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

  1. Profile photo of hole_rocks89
    hole_rocks89 Female 13-17
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    January 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    Link: Venus & The Moon: Why You So Cool, Space? - I wish I was smarter so I knew how this happened.
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    intrigid Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    This seems completely feasible to me. I just don`t understand why Venus is so much brighter.
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    romapenn Female 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm
    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100516.html
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
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    January 25, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    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?
  5. Profile photo of Moriachik
    Moriachik Female 18-29
    50 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    @ 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.
  6. Profile photo of FreedomFrie
    FreedomFrie Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    Fus Ro Dah!
  7. Profile photo of brucie222
    brucie222 Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    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.
  8. Profile photo of robb79
    robb79 Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    The large crescent is the moon. The small is Venus. This was taken with magnification.
  9. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    January 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    brucie222: Kindly STFU since you have no idea what you`re talking about.

  10. Profile photo of Beardofzeus
    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    @ Robb9 - you my friend, win an internet! Look for the simplest answer :)
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    Kinda cool.. but it cant be venus.
  12. Profile photo of Dead-Kittens
    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    off the lens as larger elipse isnt a perfect circle. (random uninformed opinion)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 25, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    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
  14. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    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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    Mrs_rumpel Female 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 5:54 pm
    oooh, me like!
  16. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 25, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    Space is like, totally awesome!!
  17. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    Where is Carl Sagan when you need him :-(
  18. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    Good camera extremely far zoom or just highly detailed and cropped
  19. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 11:55 pm
    Oh nice
  20. Profile photo of CrakrJakk
    CrakrJakk Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:44 am
    Thank Jesus for providing us such wondrous natural beauty. Good job God good job!
  21. Profile photo of korahn
    korahn Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 3:49 am
    All praise Cthulu and his glory of the skies!
  22. Profile photo of lukeforv123
    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 4:05 am
    Thats a little too close for comfort
  23. Profile photo of Finker
    Finker Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 4:21 am
    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.
  24. Profile photo of brucie222
    brucie222 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 4:48 am
    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.
  25. Profile photo of CrakrJakk
    CrakrJakk Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 5:46 am
    @Finker
  26. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2012 at 6:32 am
    no, it`s just the moon and light hitting the lens
  27. Profile photo of nayrbarr
    nayrbarr Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 7:34 am
    @brucie222, You know that`s bull, right? There`s no reason for either of those things to be true.
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 8:55 am
    This one should more accurately be labeled. Why you so invisible UFO`s?!
  29. Profile photo of muffalletta
    muffalletta Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 9:21 am
    i wish you were smarter too
  30. Profile photo of kinky_afr0
    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 9:44 am
    stupid americans
  31. Profile photo of ledzeppeloyd
    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 10:22 am
    i dunno about that, the farther away planet (venus) seems brighter....
  32. Profile photo of raeleigh
    raeleigh Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 11:07 am
    This is pretty switfty!
  33. Profile photo of robb79
    robb79 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm
    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.
  34. Profile photo of tsheriff
    tsheriff Male 18-29
    256 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    where the drat is this where the moon is that big
  35. Profile photo of LastJuggalo
    LastJuggalo Female 18-29
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    January 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    Space is awesome. I want to go. F- Disneyland.
  36. Profile photo of PopCap
    PopCap Male 30-39
    730 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 2:49 am
    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.
  37. Profile photo of Stickman86
    Stickman86 Male 18-29
    3 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    cool but i think its fake still
  38. Profile photo of Stickman86
    Stickman86 Male 18-29
    3 posts
    January 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    cool but i think its fake still cool though

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