As its orbit is between the Earth and the Sun, the planet Venus often appears as the “morning star” or “evening star”.
A morning star is a celestial object, usually a planet and most likely Venus, that is seen in the eastern sky just before dawn. It is often one of the brightest objects in the night sky, with the exception of the moon, which is why it is often called the bright morning star. As such, it has not only gained wide attention among astronomers, but also in various cultures.
Venus is normally the brightest object in the night sky, other than the moon.
Venus, due to its proximity to the sun and the gases in its atmosphere, as well as its proximity, relatively speaking, to Earth, is one of the brightest objects in the sky whenever it appears. However, due to the fact that it is a planet and is in its own orbit, it does not appear as often or consistently in the same location in the night sky as normal stars. Therefore, to the untrained observer, their appearance may appear random. Of course, astronomers can predict its appearance and location, but that information may not be readily available to the casual sky observer.
The Bible records in the last chapter of Revelation that Jesus referred to himself as the “bright and morning star.”
The morning star is known to be a sign of hope, that darkness will soon give way to light. As such, its importance as a cultural reference is often substantial, more so than its significance as a celestial object. It may not appear very often, but when it does, it is often noticed by those who happen to be awake at the time. It may even remain visible for a short time during the early morning twilight.
Even ancient civilizations looked to the morning star as a sign of meaning. The Bible records, in the last chapter of Revelation, the last book of the Bible, that even Jesus referred to himself as the “bright and morning star.” This reference may help explain its continued importance in terms of pop culture and culture over the centuries. This may also help explain why, at least in modern times, this star symbolizes hope.
The morning star often appears low on the horizon, which makes it very difficult to see it except in open areas. However, some say that if the sky and location are too dark, the view is really impressive. The train’s engineers even said they thought there was a train approaching on its set of tracks, having mistaken the morning star for the headlight of another locomotive.