posted on Oct, 20 2005 @ 05:20 PM
The movement you though you observed of the planet was called autokinesis. Its where, if you stare at an object long enough, the muscles in your eye
begin to twitch, thus giving the illusion that the object is waving back and forth.
Also, certain atmospheric conditions can bend light and make an object seem bigger and brighter than it really is. Mars has been visible for the past
I myself am an experienced nightime sky watcher. What you described is pretty normal and common. I myself would only be curious if the aboject
suddenly zipped across the sky in slience, or hovered in the same exact position the entire night, as planets and stars, because of earths rotation,
rise and set.