posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 10:08 AM
Originally posted by Andy(Uk)
I don't see how it can be any planet if it's the same one I look at each night. It's been there in the exact same spot each night from 7 pm fir
over 3 months now. What it is I don't know. Star, planet, other? But it doesn't change position each night?
If you are watching an object at 7:00 PM in the UK, then it is not the same object the OP is seeing.
The OP noted the position of the object in the SE at 0400 hours local UK time -- not 7:00 pm. Plus, the position of the object the OP was talking
about was only noted by the OP for the past few nights (not necessarily three months)...That's the object in question.
Perhaps you are seeing a very bright star.
You're right about one thing...if you are observing an object for the past three months from the UK at 7:00 PM, then it's not Jupiter -- Jupiter is
not visible at 7:00 pm at this time.
, Nor is it likely to be the same object the OP sees at 4:00 am, either. Any object in the southeastern sky at 4:00 am would be below
the horizon at 7:00 pm.
By the way, Jupiter has been visible in that part of the sky mentioned in the OP (albeit not at the same hour of the night) for a few months now. It
is true that planets DO move differently against the backdrop of the stars, but they still move relatively slowly. You can't see the difference
day-to-day, but you can see a difference week-to-week and month-to-month.
Please provide more info on the object you are watching (time, location, your general location)
[edit on 6/25/2010 by Soylent Green Is People]