"Milton, who hath certainly excelled all other poets in his description of the heavenly luminaries"

Paradise Lost, John Milton’s epic poem, describes the moon and stars as ‘bright luminaries:’

The night sky, and some heavenly luminaries
Creative Commons AttributionThe night sky, and some heavenly luminaries - Credit: George Groutas
Till night; then in the east her turn she shines,

Revolved on Heaven's great axle, and her reign

With thousand lesser lights dividual holds,

With thousand thousand stars, that then appeared

Spangling the hemisphere: Then first adorned

With their bright luminaries that set and rose,

Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day

(Book 7)

The poem was originally published in 1667 in ten books.  It concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, which followed Satan’s temptation of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.