As with everything: It Depends(when you’re looking):
When Earth and Venus are at their closest approach, their separation is roughly 0.28 AU — no other planet gets nearer to Earth. But just as often, the two planets are at their most distant, when Venus is on the side of the Sun opposite Earth, 1.72 AU away.
As the video show our closest planetary neighbour on average is not Venus but …
Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh took a telescope around the streets of LA and invited people to look at the Moon through it. Watching people’s reactions to seeing such a closeup view of the Moon with their own eyes, perhaps for the first time, is really amazing.
A few days ago the sunset in Manhattan was perfectly aligned with the east–west streets of its main street grid:
The phenomenon happens only twice a year, in May and July. The nickname, coined by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and head of the Hayden Planetarium, is a reference to England’s Stonehenge. At Stonehenge, once a year during the summer solstice, the rising Sun perfectly aligns with the 5,000-year-old stones, signaling the beginning of the season. In New York City, where the setting Sun simultaneously shines on both the north and south sides of each cross street in the grid, the phenomenon doesn’t fall on any special date.
A real-time journey through the Apollo 17 mission. Relive every moment as it occurred in 1972.
This is magnificent! It’s a timeshifted playback – with audio, photos, transcripts, etc. – of the events of Apollo 17, the last mission of the Apollo program which took us to the moon, exactly as they happened 43 years ago.