I had a quick look at Venus yesterday evening, after returning from dinner at a local eatery. As seen through my 80mm f/5 Orion ST80 refractor and 8-24mm Vixen and 3-6mm Tele Vue Nagler zoom eyepieces, Venus was a thin crescent of considerable angular size. Earth's sister planet was illuminated a bit less than 10% and subtended almost 55 arc seconds.
By way of comparison, Jupiter subtended less than 47 arc aseconds as it rose in the east-northeast.
Sic itur ad astra!
Chance favors the prepared mind.
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.