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Originally posted by UKWO1Phot
Here's a pic I took (25/01/09). From UK looking SW
Now look at the stars around it and match them on STELLARIUM. (Ignore the blue one above it, as thats just reflection of the star on the lens)
It's VENUS !!
Originally posted by King neptune117
OK SOMEONE PLEASE
take a picture of this star. Dont use a telescope, that doesnt help us. I saw one great picture on this page I just kinda want another one just so theres more to look at and compare. I see venus everynight. It completely outshines other stars. But in the pic a few posts above this one that star is crazy bright.
When high in the sky, Venus shines very steadily, without twinkling like the other stars (here's why). But as Venus gets lower in the sky, its light has to pass through more and more of Earth's atmosphere. And, in the spring, the atmosphere tends to be more turbulent, as weather systems cross the continent and warm air and cold air collide. So, when low in the sky in the spring, even Venus can twinkle. And not only can it twinkle, but it can appear to rapidly change colors, because that same turbulent air bends affects different colors of light differently. So, instead of being a steady beacon in the night sky, Venus at times can appear to be a bright, color-changing point hanging low over the western horizon, slowly sinking toward the Earth.