posted on Nov, 18 2011 @ 08:18 AM
reply to post by sclerogrrl
Can you tell me where in the sky (N, S ,E,or W) that you are seeing this object and what time of the night? Also, what is your general location?
You said it seemed to move, but is there night after night, so obviously it isn't moving very quickly. Is it moving exactly
as the rest of the stars (i.e., rising and setting every night next to the same stars), or does it look like it has moved slightly relative to the
other stars every night? Obviously, most the stars and planets move across the sky every night between the time they rise toward the East and set
toward the West. (I say "most" because stars in the far northern sky don't rise and set, as seen in most locations).
If it is staying in the same place relative to the other stars night after night for weeks at a time -- and is only moving at the same speed as the
other stars (as the Earth rotates under it), then it is probably a brights star.
If it is moving ever so slightly against the background of the other stars
-- more so than the amount it would normally
every night, then it could be a planet. If that motion relative to the background of stars is noticeable after only a few day's time, then it's