As Venus passes in between Earth and the Sun, called Inferior Conjunction, Venus will sport a stunning crescent phase. This is a shot we captured at Frosty Drew Observatory of Venus in the final stages of its crescent phase before reaching inferior conjunction in 2013. We always view Venus in the big telescope when it's the evening star at Frosty Drew.
Venus is the second planet from the Sun in the Solar System. Being closer to the Sun than Earth, we have to look towards the Sun to catch a view. Consequently, we see Venus in phases. Depending on the side of the Sun that Venus is placed during its orbit will decide if we see Venus in the morning sky before dawn, or in the evening sky after sunset. This is a collection of images we have captured of Venus at Frosty Drew Observatory.