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New star in the sky? 10th planet? wtf?

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posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:11 AM
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This thread is too funny, it's been added to StumbleUpon


My tuppence worth: tis Venus, people! Seriously. Go buy a copy of Focus and read the 'What to watch out for this month' astronomy section - you're sure to learn a thing or two......

Edit for typo

[edit on 10/5/10 by XHellcatX]




posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:13 AM
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how is this venus then if its not there on the frame before and after?
stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov...



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:36 AM
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Say what? All you've shown us there is a picture of what could be somebody's eyeball


A few sources

Venus is now prominent in the evening sky after sunset in the west north-west. At magnitude -3.9, it will be easily spotted - the brightest object in the night sky after the Moon. With an angular size of 11.4 arc seconds as May begins and increasing to nearly 13 arc seconds by month's end - The Night Sky May 2010

Venus as Evening Star


"At the beginning of May, Venus spans 11" across and shows a gibbous disk 88-percent lit. By late in the month, the disk has grown to 13" and the phase has shrunk to 81-percent illumination. The planet shines at a stunning -4 magnitude, about ten times brighter than the brightest star Sirius, and by far the brightest celestial object after the Sun and Moon. Venus is so bright due to a combination of factors." - nightskyinfo.com

Will it never end?!

Lots of stuff



Next Month

Mars, Venus and Saturn in the evening sky, Jupiter in the morning sky. Solstice.


(No disrespect - just trying to help)



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:43 AM
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Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov...
Sorry that Cant Be venus its not even on Stereo.



Stereo A and B are satellites that orbit the sun, what they see is no indication whatsoever to what can be seen on the sun.

Don't believe me?

Have a look at this diagram:

stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov...

You will see Stereo A in red, Stereo B in Blue and earth in Green.

Notice their relative positions to the Sun, in Yellow?





[edit on 10/5/10 by Chadwickus]



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:48 AM
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I'm sorry but I see it every year around this time. The sun doesn't set until around 9:20pm right now so it's blocked by the sun the other hours it's visible on my horizon and then around 10pm it sinks below the North Shore mountains to the NW.

I actually believe something like Niburu exists. This just isn't it because I see this same super bright start every year at this time. And also Stellarium, Google Sky and Microsoft Telescope all confirm that indeed what I'm looking at is Venus based on my GPS coords and I even used a compass to determine the direction precisely.

Yep it's Venus, sorry to disspoint you.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:51 AM
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i saw that star tonight again..ive seen it a couple of times before,,,,it was really bright and like the biggest star in the sky lol...i live in new zealand..



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 04:54 AM
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Originally posted by discl0sur3
I've noticed this as well..I'm located in the Northern Hemisphere. It appears in the NW.


I live in the south of the UK and last night at around 11.55pm i saw a very bright "star" that twinkled different colours, well thats what it looked like anyway. I thought at first it might be a plaine as it looked like it was flashing, but it was not moving.

Very strange as i always have a look at the sky before i go to bed as i had a ufo over my garden about a month ago! I have never seen this "star" before. Its quite lit up with street lights where i am so i don't get to see as much as i like in the night sky, but this was amazing to see. Very strange.

Look forward to finding out what it is



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 07:16 AM
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TEST IT FOR YOURSELF< 45 MINS AFTER SUNSET FOR THE NEXT WEEK!

If anyone wants to seriously study the sky...there are some sites you must make friends with...regularly!

Earthsky is a gem....Spaceweather will sometimes have info...Heavensabove.come is a mst cause it includes satellites with the cosmos....and if at all possible...you need to download Stellarium (as others have repeatedly said).

I found the info I needed for this 'bright star' at Earthsky.com

If you want to seriously say what it IS...you first MUST MUST MUST rule out what it IS NOT.

If people are telling you its Venus or Capella...then study these luminaries...and rule them out on your own...you might find you were wrong and someone else was right.

SO if you want to rule out that what ever anyone is seeing is not Venus...Ill offer some pics of the night sky that are coming up....MAY 15, 16, 17. The easy part about this task...is you can use the moon as a marker. Granted, the moon will be a very thin crescent...so your time to look and observe is slim...it must be early in the evening because the moon will set in the western horizon.

Someone said that stars or planets dont just stay in the sky for a hour and then be gone....UM YES...they sure can. If Venus is close to the sun, and the sun just set, Venus will set shortly after the sun...only leaving the planet in the sky for a short time. You may see it one time...then go out after dinner and it be gone. Venus swaps sides of the sky to....sometimes a morning star in the East, sometimes a evening star in the west. So it MAY really look as if you have noticed a 'NEW STAR'.

So lets see what to look for, in northwest sky, low in the horizon, May 15th...




May 16




May 17




And in the next pic...its showing you the path of the moon across Venus through May 14-16. To observe this, again, you must be willing to go out and look shortly after sunset....if not, the moon will already of set. As the days pass, the moon will rise and stay longer in the night sky...but it will not couple with Venus for it is moving onward, as the May 17th pic should show you.



Every year, there is uproar amongst people about 'new bright star'. If you just follow the planet for about a year and a half...you will see why this happens.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 07:22 AM
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Bravo!



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 07:34 AM
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Here is a better pic of the western sky...just had to hunt around a bit to find it.

It shows the moon, Venus, Mars, and Capella...as well as othres.

You should be able to look at this pic and compare the position of all of the stars and planets in the image.

After you can locate all of these....and rule out that what you are seeing is NOT one of these...then we can all go from there.

The pic is displaying May 14th and the moon will be almost impossible to see on this day. But it shows you how to get an idea of the moon is coming in to view in this part of the sky....on the 15th it will be more observable, on the 16th, even more so, ect...





posted on May, 10 2010 @ 07:38 AM
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Sorry to have offended anyone.

This is what I found for Pheonix, Arizona, for 5th May 2010 from 8pm to 10pm facing West. Apologies for not working out how to embed pictures.

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I still think it's Venus by the way.

Is this, um.... "impressive" enough then?


[edit on 10-5-2010 by Tayesin]



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 07:44 AM
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This is a common misunderstanding (well for me it was).

The satellites view is not the same as Earths. I believe last time I looked, according from Satellite A Venus would 'seem' to go behind the Sun. But from Earth's view, it is not going behind the sun...which is why I used the word 'seem' for Satellite A view.

It was just a few days ago I had the same misunderstanding with the same poster at ATS (Mr Chadwhicks *waves*)

To gain Earths perspective, I think the astronomy sites are a better tool.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 07:46 AM
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I do think though that not ALL the posters in this thread ARE seeing Venus. Some are talking about a late evening star...which is likely Capella as another poster already said.

Both Venus and Capella are Northwest...so stand towards the setting sun, and face a little to the right of the western sky.

Happy watching!

And Yes, Venus will look as if she is ready to just pop right out of the sky, she is THAT bright sometimes.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 08:18 AM
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I reckon its a decoy for Nibiru



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 09:33 AM
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My family and I watched this planet last night and were amazed at it. There were a few clouds drifting around, so it appeared to dim in and out like someone was electronically controlling it. That was the most amazing thing about it, dimming out completely and then coming back in a second to extreme brightness, and we weren't sure it was the clouds making this happen. It was brighter than any planet we've ever seen before. And we watch the stars alot (not that we know what we're looking at!). It did drop below our horizon pretty quickly, probably around 8:45 pm Pacific.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 09:48 AM
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On the southern border of the US we have radar blimps that sometimes look like a new star or planet.



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 11:59 AM
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Originally posted by randyvs
How many of these threads are we going to see before everyone knows
if it is the brightest thing in the sky. If it is in the west. It's freakon venus.
God help us.



Well at least they got the planet part right, though maybe not a new planet. One thing people do not think about either is that there are 10,000s of serious amateur astronomer that detect a lot of very small new objects and would be all over something of any size with that discovery moving like wildfire throughout these groups and the public.


[edit on 10-5-2010 by Xtrozero]



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by impressme
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I'm sorry but it's Venus. I can see it every night sitting on my couch over English Bay in Vancouver which is to the West. It sets around 10pm.


I ‘m sorry, but planets do not disappear in one hour.
I have never seen a star this bright in all my 50 years. I dont believe it is a planet.

For the past few weeks (and for the next few weeks) Venus sets below the horizon very soon after sunset...

So -- yeah -- you could say that Venus "disappears in one hour" (i.e., it sets soon after the sky becomes dark enough to be visible), depending on how low to the western horizon you can see.



[edit on 5/10/2010 by Soylent Green Is People]



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 01:38 PM
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You know what's really funny?

That you were the first to even bring up Nibiru, and sofar the only ones talking about Nibiru are skeptics.

Is it the subject you love to hate?



posted on May, 10 2010 @ 01:59 PM
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Originally posted by Point of No Return
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You know what's really funny?

That you were the first to even bring up Nibiru, and sofar the only ones talking about Nibiru are skeptics.

Is it the subject you love to hate?

Well, the OP is the one who first brought the idea into this thread that the object could be a "10th planet", and most discussions these days about a 10th planet is about Nibiru, so it is understandable why Oz Weatherman mentioned Nibiru, even if the OP did not mention it by name.

[edit on 5/10/2010 by Soylent Green Is People]



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