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Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by Hellish-D
I was gonna say something but I don't quite know enough to say anythin about astronomy.
I have learned to look for Polaris and it is actually quite tricky to find. It is not easy to find. I use a little trick to learn where it is but if you didn't know, you would never find it.
Originally posted by foremanator
What do you guys make of all this "chatter" on the net about a strange bright star in the sky?
I have observed it myself at night. Its very bright and unmistakable. I checked selarium and it does seem to be venus as best as I can tell.
However if I am not mistaken, Planets are not supposed to twinkle or change colour. And this one does.
Feedback would be appreciated
Originally posted by mrfire9
I live in the midwest and i still see it shining very bright when i am facing West. So its Venus?
Sirius is white in color but its brilliance makes it scintillate or appear to change colors as it twinkles from unsteady air in Earth’s atmosphere. Sirius is best seen in the night sky during the winter months of January through March.
The brighter the star, the easier it is to see; Sirius, the brightest nighttime star, is often seen changing from green to red to orange and back, very rapidly. I've seen it myself and it's quite lovely.