Thanks for this! As a child I wished on the Evening Star. I found out as a teenager that this Star was actually the Planet Venus. I endeavored to find out as much as I could about the stars, constellations and planets. I was/am facinated by the significance of conjuctions, alignments and the paths/trajectory as well as the forces of the universe/nature in this world. As an adult, I still marvel at the Star of the Morning aka Evening Star aka Venus and my wishes have become affirmations!
I always learn something new when I read your posts/blog…;)
Anybody who has been up early in the past month and looked at the eastern sky will have noticed a brilliant white object – the planet Venus, sometimes called the Morning Star. It is much brighter than any other planet and is the third brightest object in the sky after the Sun and the Moon.
Image from NASA. Venus in the pre-dawn morning sky. The less bright object near to Venus is the planet Jupiter. Venus appears as a disc in the image because it is so bright that it has flooded the camera with light. To the naked eye Venus appears as a point of light.
The orbit of Venus
Venus is the planet which passes closest to Earth. At its closest approach it is only 40 million km from Earth, roughly 100 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon (Williams 2015). A year on Venus is the…
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