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whats the bright red star?

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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:28 AM
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Can anyone tell me what the bright red star is about 60 degrees north? Just kinda stuck out amonst all of the other stars and I don't recall seeing a red one.




posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:34 AM
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sorry yo its raining here like it was march or something



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:37 AM
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reply to post by WanderingThe3rd
 


Lol yeah its like blizzard weather here....... tried taking a picture but got nothing.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:38 AM
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reply to post by punisher2012
 


how can you see the sky then?



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:39 AM
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Whats your location? It could easily be Mars.

Betelgeuse looks/flashes red. Its part of Orion.
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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:41 AM
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I've just started seeing Mars in the last week or so, from Australia.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:43 AM
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The red kuchina,the blues are rockin next...date this one,J0512...a little black spot on the sun that day.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:44 AM
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you should download stellarium. It's quite a good night sky guide and best of all it's free! Just input your location and away you go!
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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:46 AM
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pretty cool eh



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:49 AM
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I meant by extreme cold blasting winds... and I'm in idaho.... I thought it might be mars, I have seen mars before just have not heard anything about it recently.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:58 AM
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Download Stellarium

If you have a smart phone, there are also a number of apps you can install that lets you point your phone at a 'star', and your phone will tell you what it is.

Roughly 95% of UFO cases reported are total misidentification because people don't know what they are looking at.
It sounds ridiculous, but you'd be amazed at the number of people that freak out over Jupiter, or Venus.

Learn the sky, including what a satellite, space station, bolide, and other semi-common things are, or look like, to avoid mis-identification.


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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:59 AM
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At the time you posted Mars was in your Eastern sky and Betelgeuse was to your South West.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:12 AM
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reply to post by nineix
 


Thanks that's a good idea, I will find an app now.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:13 AM
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I wonder what it was then? I will go have another look shortly.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:23 AM
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Its about 80 degrees north if I am reading it right. I'm thinking it might just be something atmospheric changing the color of the star, hard to say.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:33 AM
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It was more then likely a planet such as Mars. To my knowledge planets usually seem to flash, and can appear red/orange/green at times. However there are a few stars out there which i don't think are planets, but still have color all the same.



posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:36 AM
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Images my niece caught of this. She says it was very bright, big and red.





Got a video she sent me. She captured this from her phone.

Video


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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 05:51 AM
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Is it me or is there some light reflecting off the clouds in those photos? It's probably just the image sensor on zoom causing it.

Mars has had a magnitude of around 0.32 of late as its approaching aphelion. It could be Mars but it seems bright?
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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:34 AM
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I did ask about the little red dot, if it was seen with the eye or only on the photo. She says she could see 3 red dots next to what seems to have been Mars/Betelgeuse.


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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:47 AM
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For those who have an android smart phone two of the best apps i ever installed (both are free) were google skymaps. Just point your phone at the sky and it will tell you what your seeing, and satellite AR. Same concept, point your phone to the sky and it will show you where any satellites are and also the ISS. I highly recommend both of these to anyone that wonders what that bright light in the sky is.



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