Evening Star - Astronomy

Astronomy

  • The planet Venus when it appears in the west (evening sky) after sunset
    • The ancient Greeks gave it the name Hesperus
  • Less commonly, the planet Mercury when it appears in the west (evening sky) after sunset

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