You might see her going down in the west
for a while after the sun sets.

(image here)

(Venus is the first thing visible at dusk--unless the moon is up.)


Or...


you might see her coming up in the east
for a while before the sun rises.

(image here)

(Venus is the last thing visible as dawn
comes on--unless the moon is up.)


But you're never going to see Venus
on the opposite side of the sky from the sun
because her orbit is too small to take her out there.


Since she keeps close to the sun.
you will always find her close to him--
just after he sets or just before he rises.


When we see her in the evening we call her the evening star
and when we see her in the morning we call her the morning star,
even though we understand that she is not really a star.

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