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VENUS / MOON / STAR - Which is Venus?

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posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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So venus is eclipsing the moon right now or the star in close proximity in a north west direction is Venus?

The 3 objects seem to be in clear view from UK right now.

I am viewing from Manchester.

Apologies for another thread on this but I am thick.

HarrY




posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:16 PM
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The planet Venus and the Moon were 'in conjunction' on 27 February. That means they were visually close together on that evening. There wasn't any eclipse, they simply appeared near each other. Now because the Moon moves across the sky much faster than Venus, the two are now separating and are tonight pretty far apart, but in the same general westerly location. Venus is by far the brightest 'star' in the sky. I'm not sure what the third star is that you mention, but it doesn't figure in recent events anyway.

WG3

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posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:22 PM
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Thats great!

So Venus is currently partially infront of the moon, north west is the really bright star everyone is talking about and south west I can see the shape shifting colour star people are reporting as well.

I never did think this was as simple as Venus.

Anyone else in the UK able to view this?

HarrY



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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Did you actually just say that Venus is IN FRONT OF THE MOON? Sorry, but your grasp of planetary size and distances are clearly wildly flawed. If venus were actually in front of the moon it would be hitting the earth. You do realize that, right?



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:29 PM
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Missletow, im not an astronomist - ive already mentioned im not too bright in this area.

I am just wondering what the 3 objects are as in previous threads all 3 objects seem to be visible from the UK tonight.

Please dont post in my thread.

Thanks

HarrY



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:34 PM
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So, I give you information to help educate you and you tell me to leave? That will not happen just yet. All I am saying is that Venus is a PLANET. It's roughly the same size as earth. The moon was eclipsing Venus, not the other way around. One sure way to tell the difference between a star in the sky and a planet is that planets don't appear to "twinkle."
The VERY bright dot in the sky is Venus. It is very often reported as a UFO due to its non-twinkling incredibly bright light. Hope that helps you in identifying a planet in the night sky. Happy skygazing!
(BTW, I meant no offense, just had to laugh when picturing venus in front of the moon, as we'd all be very very dead. And please don't tell me where I can and can not post, thanks.)



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:35 PM
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i am in southern ireland, i have been outside twice now, don't see any particular bright star, it was cloudy the night of the 27th so missed out there big time



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:36 PM
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Fine, the moon was eclipsing Venus.

So whats the other 2 bright objects.

Thanks

HarrY



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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You don't have to be an astronomer to know that... It should be basic common knowledge, assuming you've finished high-school. If you have, then that's quite distressing... Really. If not, then that's acceptable (and understandable) but I'd urge you to look further into basic knowledge of the solar system.

I'm talking about the sizes of the planets, moon, etc. and just the basic layout of the solar system, not their current positions/locations.




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posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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arry,

It's easy to find out for yourself. Go and download Stellarium, and that will tell you what is what in the sky.

Venus, the moon and stars can often be found together in the sky.



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:40 PM
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Download Stellarium and input your location and see what it tells you.

I just checked stellarium myself, Sirius and Rigel are pretty bright looking southwards.


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posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:46 PM
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I like this subject a lot.
I hope more people post on it.
I have checked stelarium and it does appear to be Venus. However the bright pulsing star to the south east supposedly Sirius the brightest star, only 8.5 light years from earth....Well I don't know it seems a bit higher on the horizon than Sirius is supposed to be. And add to that in my 33 years here I have "never" seen any star come remotely close to the brightness of this star in question.
And the pulsing from it, it looks like a police light.

Another thing that queers me out. Is the fact that so many "old timers" are commenting on the brightness. Like they have never noticed this in there time here also.

I pay attention to things like this, we have all lived our lives under a blanket of stars and probably never payed any attention to them. However people notice small changes in their environments, maybe it's not quite tangible but they definitely notice.

And one more thing. Considering the amount of attention this is getting (and not just here on ATS) I find it odd that no astronomers have commented on this.

I found this vid last year, it's awful quality and you can barely make out what the guy is saying. It was posted by a user called "spyingon" it was his only vid and I think it is still available. His comment say's "Hes predicting something for 2009. Hidden cam listen up"
You can make out him saying "before the approach" "and people will say if only you had told us we would have had a chance to prepare" "But they wouldn't have had a chance" "And what do we say in 2009"

www.metacafe.com...

I strongly recommend you listen to it quick. I don't imagine after I post the link in here it will be up for much longer.



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by Comatose
You don't have to be an astronomer to know that... It should be basic common knowledge, assuming you've finished high-school. If you have, then that's quite distressing... Really. If not, then that's acceptable (and understandable) but I'd urge you to look further into basic knowledge of the solar system.

I'm talking about the sizes of the planets, moon, etc. and just the basic layout of the solar system, not their current positions/locations.




[edit on 1-3-2009 by Comatose]


With all due respect Comatose
You don't have to belittle people to make your point. When you do this you create an environment that is not conducive to people sharing their thoughts and questions for fear of ridicule.
I would strongly recommend that you make sure you have your facts checked first before making a statement like that, it's kinda arrogant.
"condemnation before investigation is the height of ignorance"



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:52 PM
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To identify Sirius, also known as the Dog Star (actually a binary star system but so far away they look like one star with the naked eye), just look for the constellation Orion. Find his ,er um, belt and follow the line it creates. That imaginary line will lead you right to Sirius. That star system has a very interesting history, look into the Dogon tribe or the book "Cosmic Trigger" by Robert Anton Wilson for lots of fun "facts" about that system.



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:57 PM
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Im 29! I dont really pay any attention to astronomy normally and what ever I learnt about the planets ive forgot it!

Foremanator, your right I tried to make it obvious at the beginning of my post I was not totally sure of the topic but even that does not stop people setting about you!

The police siren you talk about in the SW direction is not the bright star - its not even that big really, it was obvious to me there was 2 stars on a previous topic as you get a pretty good view from both in Manchester, UK.

The big bright star is NW but appears kind parallel, if i held my arms out in a V formation I would be pointing at both. The key thing for me is its obviously not Venus as all 3 objects spoken of previously appear in view this evening.

Thanks

HarrY



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 02:03 PM
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Here's a shot from Stellarium looking NW from the UK right now:



(Click on the pic to enlarge)
Are you seeing Venus and Vega maybe?




[edit on 1-3-2009 by Chadwickus]



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 02:04 PM
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Stellarium!

Thats great thanks people.

Well south west is obviously sirius or rigel, still cant work out what that really bright star is though.

Its not immediatley obvious to me.

HarrY



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 02:08 PM
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Vega...

It looks a little too far away it was very close to the moon from my line of sight about 1.5hr ago.

I am going to check it tomorrow and see then.



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 02:10 PM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

if you want to learn something this is a great thread, mind blowing some of the posts



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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Hey just curios
But did anyone listen to the secret meeting file posted earlier on this thread?




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