Tomorrow night, January 16, at 11:38 pm, Venus will pass the Sun and become the evening star for the first time since last March. This means that we’ll soon be able to see Venus shining brightly in the sky, close to the horizon, just after the sun sets.

When Venus is the morning star, and shows up just before sunrise, most of us aren’t awake to see her beauty. She is the brightest object in the sky, which is one reason why she represents Beauty.

Fun fact: Venus is never far from the Sun, so if you spot a bright star in the late evening or middle of the night, it’s not Venus.

Enjoy your sunset Venus sightings until October!