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Morning And Evening Star

People around the world are yet confused what is the morning and evening star. The answer to this question is the planet Venus. Yes! The planet Venus is known as the morning and evening star.

The reason behind the name is as follows. The night sky on any clear night offers an ever-changing display of fascinating objects that one can see. These may be stars or constellations often moon, and sometimes special events like meteor showers. Though Venus is not a star but a planet yet it is also known as the evening and morning star. As the orbit of Venus is inside the orbit of Earth and it is always relatively close to the sun in the sky. When Venus is at its brightest, it becomes visible just minutes after the Sun goes down. This is the reason why Venus is called the Evening star. When Venus is on the other side of the Sun, it leads the Sun as it travels across the sky. Venus will rise in the morning a few hours before the Sun. Then as the Sun rises, the sky brightens and Venus fades away in the daytime sky. This is the reason behind calling Venus the morning star.

By: Shruti Anand


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