Auguste Raynaud (1854 - 1937) Night
In Greek mythology, Nyx (“night”, Nox in Roman translation) was the primordial goddess of the night.
A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation, and was the mother of personified gods such as Hypnos (sleep) and Thánatos (death).
Her appearances in mythology are sparse, but reveal her as a figure of exceptional power and beauty.
In 1997, the International Astronomical Union approved the name Nyx for a mons (mountain/peak) feature on the planet Venus.
Nyx Mons is located at 30° north latitude and 48.5° longitude on the Venusian surface. Its diameter is 875 km. A map of Nyx Mons on Venus can be viewed at Map of Nyx Mons – V9 Quad – Bell Regi