See Venus at Her Most Ravishing

Venus dwindles to a captivating crescent nearly 1 arc minute across as seen on August 8, 2015. An infrared filter was used to increase contrast between the planet and otherwise bright sky. Credit: SEN / Damian Peach

Venus dwindles to a captivating crescent nearly 1 arc minute across in this photo made August 8, 2015 with an infrared filter to increase contrast between the planet and the bright sky. Credit: SEN / Damian Peach

Venus is HUGE right now but oh-so-skinny as it approaches inferior conjunction on August 15. Like crescents? You’ll never see a thinner and more elegant one, but first you’ll have to find it. Here’s how.

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