As seen from Earth
This photo shows Venus shining brightly alongside the moon as seen from the European Space Observatory in Chile. Venus is brighter than any other planet or star. In fact, when the planet is at its brightest, you can see it in the daytime. NASA points out that Venus is so bright that ancient people called its morning appearance "Phosphorus," while naming its evening showing "Hesperus." It was only later that astronomers realized the two were the same.