Near and Far

By Sean Carroll | October 30, 2006 8:59 pm

Confession time: I didn’t successfully figure out what these two crescents were, until I read the explanation at Astronomy Picture of the Day. Can you?

Crescents

The big one is the Moon; the small one is Venus. A few minutes after this picture was taken, Venus was eclipsed by the Moon.

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About Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include theoretical aspects of cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. His most recent book is The Particle at the End of the Universe, about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson. Here are some of his favorite blog posts, home page, and email: carroll [at] cosmicvariance.com .

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