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What is that bright planet in the UK night sky?

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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 04:54 PM
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Firstly, sorry for being vague in giving locations...

I live in Chelmsford, UK. Looking up just above the horizon and facing south east 118 degrees, there is what appears to be a very bright planet with a smaller moon attached below it at the 7 o'clock position. I have checked Stellarium, which shows nothing there. It sits just below M83. Any ideas anyone? Can anyone else in the UK currently see this?

Peace

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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 04:58 PM
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Jupiter.
Tonight is cloudy, here, but I've been seeing it over several nights recently.
The tail of Leo is pointing right at it.
The fainter star of Spica in Virgo is almost vertically underneath it.
I use the star charts published in the Daily Telegraph at the beginning of each month.





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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:00 PM
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This is a planet finder, what you can see tonight from Chelmsford:
www.timeanddate.com...

Also found this for other Stars.
www.astronomy.co.uk...

I'm fairly certain that the bright star visible today is Venus.

I don't know if that helps.

ETA: More info.
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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:02 PM
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Thanks. It says "Venus is not visible" tonight. I don't think it is Venus...



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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Venus isn't visible from UK as it rises and sets during daylight

The big bright star will be Jupiter



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: kuraijanai2013

It can only be Venus. And that's a Star which always below it as you view it... well, it is now and has been for a couple Months now. Mars is over to the West right now.



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:06 PM
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originally posted by: Discotech
a reply to: Hecate666

Venus isn't visible from UK as it rises and sets during daylight

The big bright star will be Jupiter


Oh, Ok, mixed that one up. It's Jupiter!



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:06 PM
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Jupiter? Are you sure? It can't be from this view... it's too bright!
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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:10 PM
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I'm not sure if apps like Stellarium are accurate, but it's not Jupiter and the app shows black space...

Can anyone else see it in the UK? Maybe snap a picture? My camera is rubbish unfortunately



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:11 PM
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Maybe that's why the Greeks identified it with the top God.
Does the one you're looking at match my rough directions (somewhat above Spica and being pointed at by Leo)? That's where the Telegraph locates Jupiter.

To the OP; Where does your other source think Jupiter is at the moment?

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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:16 PM
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To the right...



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:19 PM
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ok I'm wrong. It's Jupiter which I didn't think was that bright to the eye.... Venus has gone out of view from where I am.



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:22 PM
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And can you see another bright object further to the right of the one you're looking at?
If there is no Jupiter in the place you're expecting to see it, then maybe it's in the place that we're talking about. I've been marvelling over it for several nights now.


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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Same here but I was just assuming it was Venus as that's the brightest Planet in the Sky... usually.



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:26 PM
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I guess it has to be Jupiter. Very bright!!
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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:26 PM
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originally posted by: Discotech
a reply to: Hecate666

Venus isn't visible from UK as it rises and sets during daylight

The big bright star will be Jupiter


Agree it's Jupiter, although Venus is still visible late in the afternoon/early evening, saw it today chasing the Sun for beddybyes.



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:26 PM
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Daily Telegraph, first Monday of every month. Shows the night sky around midnight for the next few weeks.



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: kuraijanai2013
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I guess it has to be Jupiter. Very bright!!


Yeah... Venus has gone to the North now and can't be seen unless you are further North of course...



posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:35 PM
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So that small star below is Spica and the other pretty bright one to the left is Arcturas. Not that I'm a genius or anything... just got that from the net.


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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 05:39 PM
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Here in The U.K. we call it " The Plough " , not " The Big Dipper "





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