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Old 01-07-2017, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
Ah, right, forgot about phases. While which effect would dominate would depend on the phase, I think the net effect would still be that Earth is usually brighter. But I haven't run the numbers.
Keeping in mind that the distance from Mars to Earth when Earth is at its fullest separation from the Sun is significantly greater than the Earth to Venus distance under the same conditions, of course.