Brad Harman of Perry Hall was vacationing in Ocean City last week and got up early to watch the sun rise. "In the middle of the eastern sky there was either a star or a planet that beamed brightly like a giant light bulb," he said. "I thought it might be Saturn, but wanted to see if you could tell me for sure." Sure. That was Venus, rising now about 4 a.m. and blindingly beautiful well into the dawn. She will reach maximum brilliance Sunday morning.