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In the past, the people though, the drop effect is caused due to the thick atmosphere of Venus. That was wrong.
This is our neighbour planet, Venus having an apparent size of 14" and a brightness of -4.0 magnitudes. Venus was in the Virgo constellation today. Nearly 77% of its planet disc was illuminated.
Photo stuff: Nikon d3100 DSLR, ISO200, FL=300mm, f/14, t=3s, guided on a Vixen GP telescope mount.