Venus and Moon in a high-level ‘meeting’

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Venus and Moon are holding a high-level meeting in the skies as the moon is in Venus’ line.

 Venus is currently the second-brightest object in the night sky, second only to the moon. On Tuesday night the planet will appear to shine more than nine times brighter than its brightest planetary competitor, Jupiter,  according to www.Space.com .

Head of the Cyprus Astronomical society Chrysanthos Fakas told CNA that Venus will be visible in the afternoon hours, with sunset, until 2130-2200 when it sets and disappears.

This is the reason in the old days, Venus was named Aposperitis and Avgerinos because it is visible in the afternoon and dawn. “It is north-west, when you look at Pentadaktylos on the left”, he said.

Due to its brightness and beauty, ancient Greeks named the planet after the God

(CNA)