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Anyone else viewing that star in the sky?

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 12:15 PM
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G'morning.

I'll do my best tonight to get a clear picture or video of the object tonight, I think it should be around the same place.

And it doesn't remain stationary. I want to say that it move's quicker than the star's do, but Im not 100% sure.




posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 12:33 PM
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I'm in SoCal too and I've seen it almost every night bright and large in the sky. Sometimes I've even seen it up to an hour before sunset before any other stars. last I heard it was related to that whole “maitreya is coming soon" deal so I liken it unto possible deception. I've been seeing it since october of last year but can't recall it before that. We'll definitely see won't we?



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 12:42 PM
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Remember D4rk Kn1ght said we would see strange things in the sky.
I'm just sayin' since no one else has. I find myself becoming more of a skeptic all of the time, but you never know...



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 01:09 PM
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The possibility is high.

The only reason I am claiming it's a satellite is because of personal experience.
At first, when I watched a bright, flashing, red-green-white, object, I thought it was crazy, too.
Then I did more research and came to the assumption it was a GOES satellite.

Definition of GOES:
Geostationary Operational Environment Satellite

So, GOES-11 is actually over the Pacific Ocean as we speak.
Might be that specific satellite that everyone is seeing.

They are in geostationary orbit.
Meaning:

A geostationary orbit (or Geostationary Earth Orbit - GEO) is a geosynchronous orbit directly above the Earth's equator (0° latitude), with a period equal to the Earth's rotational period and an orbital eccentricity of approximately zero. These characteristics are required so that, from locations on the surface of the Earth, geostationary objects appear motionless in the sky, making the GEO an orbit of great interest to operators of communications and weather satellites. Due to the constant 0° latitude and circularity of geostationary orbits, satellites in GEO differ in location by longitude only....

...Geostationary orbits are useful because they cause a satellite to appear stationary with respect to a fixed point on the rotating Earth. As a result, an antenna can point in a fixed direction and maintain a link with the satellite. The satellite orbits in the direction of the Earth's rotation, at an altitude of 35,786 km (22,236 mi) above ground. This altitude is significant because it produces an orbital period equal to the Earth's period of rotation, known as the sidereal day.

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They stay in orbit along the same reference point and don't move, so to speak.
SO you will see the same light. In the same spot. Night after night.

Satellite Flashes in the sky:

A Satellite flash.

Some artificial satellites also have (besides curved parts) large flat shiny parts (for example, solar panels). When such a flat part has just the right orientation relative to both the Sun and the observer, then such a satellite reflects much more sunlight to the observer than the curved parts alone can do. Because the satellites usually rotate around their axis, the required orientation will be rare and last only for a few moments. Such a satellite can therefore show a sudden flash in the sky that lasts only a moment but can get much brighter than any star.

On Earth, there is a similar situation when sunlight is reflected to you from the window of a far-away building (when the Sun is low in the sky). If you wait for a little while, or take a few steps to the side, then the flash disappears again.

The Iridium communication satellites are well-known for producing such flashes.

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There ya go.
I'm not saying....I'm just saying.





[edit on 4-8-2010 by havok]



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 01:43 PM
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I would guess the star Antares.

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 01:44 PM
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Im outside at the observatory most every clear night...
and I havent seen anything "unusual" for months and months.

Stars often 'flicker/flash" and "change colors" due to atmosphere.

I still dont understand why people refuse to just use a simple program that can tell them exactly what they are looking at if the arent sure.

in regards to neeeding a camera...

A camera wont do you any good here unless you have a good telephoto lens for the camera.

If you just point an everyday camera at the stars (in just about all towns)
you will be less than impressed with what you "capture".

At the observatory.. We have the whole milky way over our heads, can see every star there is..... but you still will get a crap shot if you point your everyday camera up and snap a pic.

Here's the thing..
you are bound to see some "weird things" in the skies at night,
but that still doesnt make it "really really weird"... lol

I know UFO's are real, and I know people from other worlds are real...
I just dont understand these threads... people grasping at straws to feel like they see something "amazing".

Many stars "flash/change color" , and many objects in the skies can be seen 'moving'...

But with all the crap up there (from us)... I think it's kinda silly to get soo excited over a tiny light in the sky that "feels interesting".

If you people get this excited over an "interesting point of light"..
what ever would you do if an actual craft descended upon you?


I just cant imagine....
ok, I can........ lol

anyway, peace, clear skies, and keep looking up.
and get some damn software!! lol :p

[edit on 4-8-2010 by Ahmose]



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 01:51 PM
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could be vega...



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 03:07 PM
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What about Betelgeuse?

That star is always a fun one to look at.

Where is Betelgeuse in the sky at your location?

EDIT- Spelling

[edit on 4-8-2010 by Hellsmight]

[edit on 4-8-2010 by Hellsmight]



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 03:19 PM
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I go out every single night to smoke. This star has been there for YEARS. Yes, it blinks in red, white colors. It isn't paranormal, I see it every day.

I don't know what it is, I've always wondered why it blinks unlike all the other stars but always forget to google about it.

Here is a thread about the same object www.abovetopsecret.com...

and another one www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 8/4/2010 by mnmcandiez]

[edit on 8/4/2010 by mnmcandiez]



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 03:54 PM
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If you want to keep guessing what that star/object is, then by all means continue to do so. But if you want to find out what it is/isn't then download STELLARIUM

This is a shot from California looking south around midnight.


[edit on 4-8-2010 by Boognish]



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by havok
reply to post by Ophiuchus 13
 

The possibility is high.

The only reason I am claiming it's a satellite is because of personal experience.
At first, when I watched a bright, flashing, red-green-white, object, I thought it was crazy, too.
Then I did more research and came to the assumption it was a GOES satellite.
Sorry, there's no way you're seeing a satellite in geostationary orbit. They're at an altitude of 35,786 km. Assuming they're about 2 meters across, they're only about .01 arcseconds across. Venus is 9 arcseconds across at it's smallest point. Even the Hubble telescope doesn't have enough resolution to see something that small. Your eyes CERTAINLY don't.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 05:27 PM
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There have been about 100 threads on the same topic.

I don't think we ever got a real answer either, lol.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 05:27 PM
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Man you guys talk about this object being so different and great you would think one of you would get a video camera out! I can only surmise it really is not worth looking at if your not even trying to capture it why even bother post on ats about it



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 05:33 PM
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I used to look at this when it was in the north, many years ago, always assuming it was Venus. Green, Red, White and so on. Doesn't hurt to wonder. Why it doesn't move? I don't know, never noticed it that much. Maybe it fades because it is only reflecting light, not creating light?



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 05:47 PM
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Me, my gf and friend Dj on a camping trip saw what you were talking about, except it was just above the tree line, by far the brightest thing at 3 in the morning and i disappeared before our eyes, but changed to the color red before it did , just like you were saying, it had all the colors you talked about swiched to red, then disappeared, quite intense to say the least. Anyways, see how consistently you can see it from night to night. That way we know if it's star or something else...



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 05:47 PM
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I wonder if it could have anything to do with the solar flare? They've been saying it can cause coloured norther lights....maybe it could be giving this star more colour than usual?

Whatever the explanation it's amazing and beautiful to see the pics in the video.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 05:50 PM
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Maybe it has something to do with that solar tsunami.

www.telegraph.co.uk



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by Phil C Hickus
I would guess the star Antares.

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This would be my best guess as well. The OP said it was in the south and mainly redish in color. It's changing colors would be because of it's low position in the sky.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by Copernicus

Sounds interesting. Do you have a HTC phone or a iphone? You should be able to point your phone to it with Google Sky Map enabled and see if there is supposed to be something there. It uses your location and orientation to see where you are (using GPS) and what you are pointing at in relation to the sky. Quite fascinating stuff.


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Hehe thanks for that, I have the G1 (which I still adore) and had no idea they did an app for that.

I just pointed it up at the sky and it shows you every star, the bright one, that everyone is seeing is NOT venus, it's actually , Jupiter or Uranus, that's what I can see right now (named through the app) and with the naked eye.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 06:14 PM
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Originally posted by eros6489

Originally posted by Phil C Hickus
I would guess the star Antares.

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This would be my best guess as well. The OP said it was in the south and mainly redish in color. It's changing colors would be because of it's low position in the sky.


Actually you are right, the one that's shimmering with colours is right now in the UK 00:13 am - west/south west is Antares.



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