Venus(l) and the Moon(r) were visible close together on the evening of 2nd January. both showing a very similar crescent phase at the same time. not a very common sight. Venus shows phases like the Moon as it lies within the Earth's orbit. Venus, roughly four times the diameter of the Moon, was about 100 times farther away than the Moon(50 million kilometers) at the time. shot with a 400mm lens(cropped).