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Rusty,

Every night between 7pm and 8pm there is a super bright star/plant that can be seen in the sky. You can see it by facing south it is in the west section.

I am curious because someone told me it is the space station that is reflecting the sun off of it.

Opps...posted this in wrong forum, meant it for the star gazing.
 
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That's Venus. The ISS would be moving S to N (roughly), and would never appear stationary.


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Thanks Rusty. I always knew that Venus was one of the brightest, however for the last several weeks it is the brightest I have ever seen especially around 7-8pm.
 
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Venus can be the brightest object, after the Sun and Moon.


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Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
 
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BTW, the next brightest is Jupiter, which now rises in the east after nightfall.


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'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
 
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I have watched the ISS streak across the sky! Horizon to horizon takes seconds...


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