"The thin horned moon lay on its back in the west like a grail and the bright shape of Venus hung directly above like a star falling into a boat"
Venus and Moon conjunction
Creative Commons AttributionVenus and Moon - Credit: Voobie

Named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, Venus is the second planet from the Sun, and, after the Moon, the brightest natural object in the night sky.

Reaching its maximum brightness shortly before sunrise or just after sunset, it is commonly known as the Morning or Evening Star.