The last couple of months i have noticed a very bright star/planet/sattelite to the south. At first i thought it was the space station but now im not
so sure because i see it every niight. Tonight it is to the south, about a thumbnails distance below the moon. I live on Long Island Ny, does anyone
have any idea what it is?
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Ah yes. I started it seeing as well starting, I think, beginning of Augustevery night (or morning) starting around 5AM. I was a bit intruiged by it
too so I snapped some pics and showed to a friend, but later found out it was just Jupiter.
That is very cool, I will have to ask my husband if I can download that on my computer.
The odd thing I noted was not Jupiter, but the shape of the moon. Is it just me or does it look more egg shape? I know that it is only a partial
moon, but it is like something else is casting a shadow on the other side as well making it more egg shape.
2 nights ago there were bright red flashes 8-9pm on the eastern side of the moon, no clouds or planes nor helicopters. If it was a "plane", it was
stationary, and way above the atmosphere, the flashes were as bright as Jupiter but red.
There is an act on synhronicity right now, the red flashes were between Jupiter and the moon, happenstance it was the dark side of the moon. I know
it's not a terestrial "plane" as there were no designated "flashing white or blue lights" as per the standard rules for night time navigation.
I was leaving work, I'm a photographer, and I thought I would take some photos of the moon and Jupiter.
FYI this is a composite of 2 photos. One to have the moon details, the other for the planet and stars. Can only have one or the other in a photo. i.e.
if you expose for the stars, the moon is washed out. If you expose for the moon, stars do not show up. (Thus the reason no stars in the moon landing
vids. That is if that was real anyways. )
So... here ya go!
ISO 3200 for planet/stars; f/4; 1/30 sec
ISO 800 for moon; f/8; 1/1500 sec
BTW, if you have some binocs, you can see a couple of the moons. My 10x42's work pretty decently.
EDITS: Removed junk text, as I learned to post images correctly. YAY!
[edit on 29-9-2009 by Contagion2012]
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