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  1. 19 Aug '09 23:49 / 1 edit
    From London region it's about 30 degree up in an Easterly direction. It's bloody huge. (edit that was about 2 hrs ago)

    Anyone enlighten as to what it is please?

    Save the return of christ jibes for spirituality
  2. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    20 Aug '09 19:15
    Originally posted by divegeester
    From London region it's about 30 degree up in an Easterly direction. It's bloody huge. (edit that was about 2 hrs ago)

    Anyone enlighten as to what it is please?

    Save the return of christ jibes for spirituality
    Mars
  3. 21 Aug '09 08:41
    Originally posted by uzless
    Mars
    I don't think so Mars never looks that big and is usually red tinted. do you have detail? This was bigger than even Venus appears at times. I've seen Jupiter looking very large a few years ago. This was about the size the space station looks when it goes overhead - but it wasn't that.
  4. 21 Aug '09 09:47
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I don't think so Mars never looks that big and is usually red tinted. do you have detail? This was bigger than even Venus appears at times. I've seen Jupiter looking very large a few years ago. This was about the size the space station looks when it goes overhead - but it wasn't that.
    I doubt you will get an answer unless you can at least say which constellation it was in. Next time see if you can get a photo of it.
  5. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    21 Aug '09 11:22
    Most people seem to think it's Venus.
  6. 21 Aug '09 11:38
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Most people seem to think it's Venus.
    Venus doesn't ever show in the east at the evening.
    It can't be Venus.
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 Aug '09 05:49
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Venus doesn't ever show in the east at the evening.
    It can't be Venus.
    Besides that, Venus is never red.
  8. 22 Aug '09 22:44
    Originally posted by divegeester
    From London region it's about 30 degree up in an Easterly direction. It's bloody huge. (edit that was about 2 hrs ago)

    Anyone enlighten as to what it is please?

    Save the return of christ jibes for spirituality
    I seen it today and wondered what it was. Around 4 am in Wyoming, USA
  9. 23 Aug '09 19:26
    Originally posted by divegeester
    From London region it's about 30 degree up in an Easterly direction. It's bloody huge. (edit that was about 2 hrs ago)

    Anyone enlighten as to what it is please?

    Save the return of christ jibes for spirituality
    The star is probably Jupiter.

    If you want to be 100% sure look again at september 2 when it gets dark. The "star" just below the moon and a little bit to the right is Jupiter.
  10. 23 Aug '09 19:28
    Originally posted by flyUnity
    I seen it today and wondered what it was. Around 4 am in Wyoming, USA
    What you saw was Venus.
  11. 23 Aug '09 20:05
    Originally posted by David113
    What you saw was Venus.
    As I said, Venus is not visible in east at evening. Venus is out of the question. Trust me.
  12. 23 Aug '09 21:10
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    As I said, Venus is not visible in east at evening. Venus is out of the question. Trust me.
    4 AM is evening?
  13. 23 Aug '09 21:42
    Originally posted by David113
    4 AM is evening?
    Read the first posting again.
  14. 23 Aug '09 21:57
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Read the first posting again.
    Sorry, I don't see the problem. diveggester reported seeing an evening star and I replied that it was probably Jupiter. flyUnity reported seeing a star at 4AM and I said that was Venus.
  15. 24 Aug '09 03:39
    Originally posted by David113
    Sorry, I don't see the problem. diveggester reported seeing an evening star and I replied that it was probably Jupiter. flyUnity reported seeing a star at 4AM and I said that was Venus.
    I say you cannot see Venus in the evening in the east.
    Are we talking about a different object?