reply to post by B.Morrison
when that guy you quoted said "how can it be when jupiter is right next to it" he wasn't referring to the moon as you posted *facepalm x a billion*
he was referring to the unidentified star which you failed to acknowledge.... honestly man wtf. People starred you too...I guess none of them looked
at the photo either... at least look at things properly when you're sh*tting all over them. and you couldn't even do that properly, you're
bagging the guy for saying "its not Jupiter", then you're turning around and saying "oh by the way, its not Jupiter"
Maybe Im confussed here or there is some sarcasticness Im not picking up on?
He simply noted that in that particular picture (the happy face) the moon and Venus were both by the moon.
He was sarcastically saying....JUST BECAUSE THE MOON IS BY BOTH OF THOSE SEEMINGLY BRIGHT STARS IN THE PIC does NOT mean the moon will always be by
these seemingly bright stars forever.
Just because Venus and Jupiter were by the moon in the pic, does not mean that whatever bright object is not being seen by the moon IS one of those
bright objects that was in that picture.
That was his point and it was well made actually.
For the rest of the thread topics.....
All the objects in the OP's happy face pic have been identified, most of the world stepped outside that evening and awaited this rare conjunction of
Venus, Jupiter, and the moon. Since then....the planets have moved on and the moon has has passed through many many more phases and cycles since
Venus is so low in the western horizon right now it really can only be seen during twilight after the sun sets but before total darkness. But for the
last year or so, Venus shined brightly high in the southwest sky for many many nights dazzling many.
Jupiter is what is taking the cake recently (for the past few months) for its in the sky all through the night, rising in the east, setting in
southwest. Its just as bright as Venus is right now, something about the opposition of the Sun and being close to Earth more so then normally.
The Moon will not stay by any star or object long, if people are truly observing for YEARS like they said, they would of done more research by now.
There is no object that has been in the same place through all the seasons for 5 years without moving. I believe there are exaggerations being made.
Either that or they have not been consistently observing every night and now are thinking that when they were seeing Venus in the southwest, and now
seeing Jupiter in the southwest, that they are the same object.
Another thing, Stellarium is not linked with NASA. There are many other serious careers that rely and depend on things like astronomy to explain what
is what and why it is what it is, like why has it been there for months, why has something gotten brighter, why is something seeming to not move, why
suddenly can something no longer be seen. Its math, its not guess work, and it is reliable. If you watch the sky and study the positions and supposed
movements over a couple years time, you will see OP. But if you are only watching the sky without learning any astronomy information, Im sure youll
come up with many assumptions.
What could it hurt????? To study some astronomy programs and compare your sky to them????
WHAT COULD IT HURT??