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02-07-2017, 09:18 PM
Jim & Barb
super bright star/planet
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.
02-07-2017, 11:48 PM
Rusty
That's Venus. The ISS would be moving S to N (roughly), and would never appear stationary.


Rusty


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02-08-2017, 09:20 PM
Jim & Barb
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.
02-09-2017, 03:11 PM
Rusty
Venus can be the brightest object, after the Sun and Moon.


Rusty


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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
02-17-2017, 10:38 PM
Rusty
BTW, the next brightest is Jupiter, which now rises in the east after nightfall.


Rusty


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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
02-22-2017, 07:27 PM
billyt53
I have watched the ISS streak across the sky! Horizon to horizon takes seconds...


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