Categories Uncategorized Venus and the Crescent Moon Post author By John Scalzi Post date October 7, 2013 17 Comments on Venus and the Crescent Moon Because they’re pretty in the sky tonight, that’s why. Share: By John Scalzi I enjoy pie. View Archive → ← Eugie Foster Could Use a Little Help → Five Years on WordPress VIP 17 replies on “Venus and the Crescent Moon” Quite lovely. And thankfully, sailors aren’t delighting, so I don’t have to wonder if this is subtle communist propaganda. Or, er, subtle Turkish propaganda. My mind is failing me. :) Wow! Your pictures almost make me want to remain in the Midwest instead of moving to one of my dream locations! BTW, I love your blog. I often get very nice photos of sunrise, but I almost never get a decent photo of sunset. That’s VERY nice! It’s even better than that. That’s a waxing crescent, known as the Bow Moon (aka Diana’s Bow). I see it myself, so I know it’s true, That Venus meets Diana in the evening blue! Nice! My wife and I were enjoying the view of the crescent moon ourselves tonight. Nice picture. Sometimes, a small world. Did you or yours see any shooting stars? It’s been a bust here in Illinois, alas. Looks like a book cover. “Venus and the Crescent Moon” – sounds like a pretty decent book title. One by Cat Valente or Paolo Bacigalupi rather than John Scalzi, though. Bruce C.: You clearly haven’t heard of Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book 2: Venus and the Crescent Moon. That’s the book that John is working on now, btw. Really. I thought it was Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book 2: Venus and the Crescent Moon: The Encrescenting? Maybe just a working title. John, May I have your permission to print this photo and give it to my daughter for her twentieth birthday? I can add a watermark saying it’s by you if you like. (The reason why – she played Venus (the planet) in a school musical about the solar system when she was in second grade. She BELTED! It was the start of a lifelong love of singing, and music in general. Anyway, I thought this picture would be a nice reminder of her fabulous beginnings – if it’s ok with you.) Lovely. Kate George: You may, although you might prefer to use a higher resolution version of the picture than I have up here. You can get the higher resolution version on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scalzi/10146510544/ right click the picture for resolution options. Thank you, John. I’m tickled, and I’m hoping she’ll be tickled too. Although with a twenty-year-old it’s hard to tell. As an avid amateur astronomer, I at first thought I’d hit the wrong book mark and landed on one of my astro sites!! Well done! And as I am posting for the first or second time ever, Well Done on the recent Hugo! I have been a fan since discovering OMW this summer. Eric Comments are closed.