posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 05:19 PM
Let see.to what part of the sky did you wantch this supously big star?...
If it's to the south- west sky well that's not a star...that's Venus, right now it gets early in the sky around 6pm (just the sun going down) it's
bright and big.... and it's not a star..it's Planet Venus. I think it's Venus because you said you could see it early (just before sunset) so if
it's to the south-west sjy it's Venus..no dout about it.
You can check this if you go to the Sky and telescope site..they have an online planishpere, you only imput your site and time and it will give you
the position of the planets, stars, major constellations, nebulaes and galaxies...you need java to do this..you can even print it and look for stuff
in the sky if you have a telescope.
One other thing or rule:
- Stars blink in the sky because they are far far away than any planet and because thermal turbulence (the heat from the earth go to the sky)..this is
more evident on the horizon...
- Planets do not blink like the stars because they are more closer and they reflect the suns light.
I think this happens because people doesnt bother to look to the sky with some planisphere to see what they are watching..this helps a lot..a
telescope with go to to if you like astronomy.