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Calling All in the Southern Hemisphere. The Crazily Bright Star. What is it? PHOTOS

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posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 08:24 AM
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I assure you all that what you are seeing at the moment is Jupiter. However, given the length of time some of you say you have been following this 'star' what you were previously would have been looking at was Venus which earlier this year was even freaking me out with the speed at which it appeared to be rising in the East early in the morning. .

However, it is without a doubt Jupiter at the moment. I live on the east coast of Oz and have had the telescope out every chance I get as it is has been an amazing site over the past few months. Tripple Helix, I suggest you buy yourself a telescope for Christmas and enjoy it while you can. Even the cheap ones they are currently selling at Australia Post will give you a crystal clear view of Jupiter and its moons, I know because I just got my nephew one and it is actually a lot better than I expected it would be for $80.

Just for the record, yes Jupiter was near the moon recently ( well at least it looked that way from where we stand).




posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 08:45 AM
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Hi Seagle!

Thanks for your reply.

The problem I have at the moment is that this thing has been in the same position under the moon since I remember noticing it... I will have to watch it more closely now and actually document it properly if I'm going to make a dent in this.

The sky has once again turned overcast this evening -
So no pictures tonight..But when I do take another photograph of it, I will post it in a new thread.

I am at a loss at the moment and only have opinions to go by.
I thought this would be cut and dry by now but still it is being debated between Venus and Jupiter!


When the conditions are right, I will do as much as I can to make it simpler for us to figure this out.




posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 09:31 AM
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Here you go, this is the simplest way for you want to confirm it when we get a clear night. The Sydney Observatory's monthly star charts are the easiest to read for us Southerners. Not only are they from our persepctive, they also spell out the interesting things to look out for throughout the month.

sydneyobservatory.com.au -monthly-sky-guides

Decembers chart shows Venus will be visible next to the moon in the Western Sky from the 27th.



Jupiter remains visible in the early evening as a bright star-like object towards the north and is close to the Moon
on the 6th. On the 27th Venus is close to the crescent Moon. The best time to view the Moon using binoculars or a small telescope is a few days either side of the first quarter Moon on the 2nd. On the 10th a total lunar eclipse occurs with the full Moon entering the Earth’s shadow at 11.45 pm and exiting at 1.58 am on the 11th. Summer solstice on the 22nd is the longest day of the year and gives Sydney 14 hours and 25 minutes of daylight. Crux (the Southern Cross) is just above the southern horizon making it difficult to locate.


All the previous months charts are still there as well.

Enjoy



posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 02:39 PM
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Sorry to correct you but currently if you look in stellerium or the sky...You will see the Planet Venus setting just after sunset. Then Jupiter rising shortly after sunset. Jupiter has also recently been chasing the moon. I took some fun photos of this just the other night.

Planets not stars...



posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 02:56 PM
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Originally posted by Gossamer
reply to post by Tripple_Helix
 


I live in South Africa, and i have seen the same thing. This could be Jupiter or Venus, and yet, the media would let us know of any planet to look for that would shine very brightly in the Southern Hemisphere. This i think are being kept secret form us. Dont ever take your eyes for the skies! you dont know what you might miss. Keep your eyes on the prize!

Regards
Gossamer


All you Truthers keep dancing around it. Just say it. Niiiiibiiiiiiruuuuuuu.

Get it out of your system so we can take this hoax out back after 2012 and put her down. Niiiiiibiiiiiiiiruuuuuu,



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 12:24 AM
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Niiiiiibiiiiiiiiruuuuuu


You said it.. Not us



By the way...were you referring to my thread as a hoax or Nibiru/2012 ?



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 12:29 AM
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TO ALL:

I downloaded Google skymap last night. Although it was late, about 11 o'clock and cloudy out, I still have a pretty good Idea about where in the sky the planet/ star is..

When I checked, Venus was setting underneath the equator line...'
So at the moment, I'm gonna go with Venus..

Thanks all for posting!



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 11:09 AM
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Hey, If you can tell me which province/country you living in, what time you took these photos, I already got the date and heading(but I need the time, roughly) Ill be able to check in Starry Night for you



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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Hey!

I don't normally go out at night much, but tonight was not the usual routine.

I am embarressed to say that when I read your post, I I skimmed over it and thought, ag no, it must be Venus. But hey! It is not!

I saw that very VERY bright star just now, on our way coming home. It is now 20:50 here in Pretoria, South AFrica, and it is sitting quite low in the west. I know where Venus sits at this time of the night and it is definately not where this baby is sitting. Or should I say giant. It is huge!!!

Now that I know about it, seen it, I'm gonna keep my eye on it. I can actually see it from my front gate.

WHAT IS THAT STAR?? It does not blink. Very big and quit yellow. You say it does not move? Will keep my eye on it.

Most interesting, and sorry for not paying attention the first time round.
Star and Flag, rather late than never.



posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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Are you sure it wasn't Venus? Where do you think Venus should be?



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:45 AM
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Hi Phage old chap!

NOOOOOOOO! I know where Venus sits at that time of night. It sits between the big tree and the neighbours roof when I stand in my BACK garden. I watch it always.

This 'star' thing is sitting low down on the FRONT side of the house, where I never go at night as there is no need to.

I am deeply amazed, fascinated, mistified, alarmed at this thing, man! It is huge! Yellowish. People should study this thing, and not be so placid!



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:50 AM
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Your pic did not come up quick enought and I replied before that.

Where did you get this pic from please? Cause that does look like it may be the one. Ok, so then what is that bright bright star I thought was Venus?

Also, this 'Venus' does not move with the other stars, I don't think. It was cloudy last night and rainy again today. But I will check it out as soon as pos.

Thanx for that info, I love discovering that my (unlimitedsky) view was actually limited, but now maybe expanding. Will check it out thought.

Sweet.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 09:31 AM
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hey..I have been following Venus for years and I thought the bright object was Venus. However a friend of mine has this thing on his cell phone where you hold it up to the sky and it tells you what you are looking at. I think its internet/cell phone connected. Anyways, the object is Jupiter and yes I too have never seen it so bright etc. Then again it may have been like that before and I always thought it was Venus. Its all very hard to understand...lol



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 09:32 AM
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The image comes from Stellarium. You can get it here. I've been having trouble with the latest version but that's probably because my computer is quite obsolete.
stellarium.org...

Assuming that your garden faces east you are likely seeing Sirius.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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the star sirius never shines as bright as Venus or Jupiter in this instance......



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:12 AM
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reply to post by Elsha
 

I didn't say it did.
The person I was replying to asked what he may have been seeing from his garden. If his garden is on the north side of his house he may be seeing Jupiter. But since he said his garden is in the back and the front faces west...
edit on 12/27/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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oh....word.....my bad.......haha



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
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I didn't say it did.
The person I was replying to asked what he may have been seeing from his garden. If his garden is on the north side of his house he may be seeing Jupiter. But since he said his garden is in the back and the front faces west...
edit on 12/27/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)


Only, the he is a she....

!

The front faces West and the back garden faces east.

Otherwise, thanks for that.


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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:50 AM
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Oops
Wrong on two accounts...
In any case, after sunset: Venus in the west, Sirius in the east.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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No issue at all. He/She, every she does have a male side anyway.

...another rainy night in Pretoria, grey sky and no stars again tonight.




will keep lookin up, as usual.



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