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twinkling are generic terms for rapid variations in apparent brightness or color of a distant luminous object viewed through the atmosphere.
Originally posted by Zeta Reticulan
[edit on 4-8-2010 by Zeta Reticulan]
Originally posted by Pilgrum
Probably disappointing for some but my guess is it's Venus which is the brightest thing in the sky after the moon and sun. It will continue to get brighter until it peaks in early December but by then it will be the morning star rising about 0300. Currently it will be located in the WSW just after sunset from California and it you can get a look at it with very high powered binoculars or, even better, a good telescope it looks like a half moon atm.
The red moon is very indicative of smoke in the upper atmosphere - any scrub fires in the neighbourhood ? (within a few states or so)