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A "Red Star" in the sky?

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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 02:35 AM
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Hello ATSers.

This is my first official thread in here and I am sorry that this isn't something amazing or anything, but it's just that I am intrigued as to what may be that star/planet I just saw in the sky. Before anything though, I'd like to say that I am not a "sky watcher" as many on this forum are, so I don't know jack about stars, planets and such, I am just wondering what it could be and before someone pops out and says "UFO" I have to say that clearly it's not an UFO, it's a star or a planet.

[img=http://s15.postimage.org/4d8a4p92v/redstar.jpg]

For those who might want to give it a guess, I live in São Paulo, Brazil and it's 6:33AM right now. I just had a friend call me and tell me about that star so I went out to check. So, what could this be? My first guess would probably be a planet, but which one? And yes I'm already ruling out Nibiru so other than UFO and Nibiru, what could it be? I took a picture as well from my iPhone but you know, the resolution sucks and it's pixelated.

Peace all.

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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 02:38 AM
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Mars is out in the South for my area, That is most likely what it is.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 02:39 AM
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I too recently posted something on this. Find my thread and you will find answers.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 02:40 AM
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What direction is it?

Is it still visible now?

If it's in a westerly direction it's Mars as has been said.


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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 02:41 AM
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I have been watching it too and I would guess that it is Mars.

I think Rigel is the most predominant red star but that is in the constellation of orion and this bright red celestial body is nowhere near Orion.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 02:42 AM
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It got weirdly dark here in Vegas after a nice sunny day.. Now its cloudy out with a red tint???



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 02:47 AM
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Mars.


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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 03:50 AM
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Originally posted by reaxi0n
Mars.


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Nice! Thanks for that.


When I saw people saying "the red planet" I thought it was just a name but it's really red, amazing!



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 04:35 AM
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Yeah it's pretty cool

I took that screenshot from a program you can download called stellarium.
You can put in any location in the world and find information on pretty much every visible planet and star. just thought i'd let you know in case you were interested.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 04:39 AM
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Mars has been pretty bright lately - Scientist son told me some gibberish that I don't comprehend - but it sort of made sense - Guessing you are seeing Mars - I am in the Southern Hemisphere -

In Fellowship

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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 05:19 AM
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i see it (Mars) out of my bedroom window now (facing south) in north east usa. it looks red to my naked eye, but when i view it through binoculars, it's clearly orange in color. i've had my eyes to the night skies for a while now. if anything out of the ordinary "popped" up out there on a clear night, i would notice.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 05:46 AM
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I saw it last night too. Scotland SSE approx 40- 45 degrees up. Lol, that's a guess. Orange blob to me, I'm short-sighted.


Just out of curiosity -
When I look at Orion, it's betelgeuse that's the top left I think, it's orangey anyway. Then there's the very bright Sirius low down in the sky and farther to the left. Well what's that other star higher and left again of Sirius that makes a HUGE bright triangle of the three? I can look it up but I'm here anyway so asking.

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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 05:51 AM
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As has been suggested the program Stellarium will show you what is in the sky. You also said that you have an Iphone. There is an app called Pocket Universe that you basically point your phone at an object and it will tell you what it is.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 07:43 AM
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Originally posted by SevenOhhTwo
It got weirdly dark here in Vegas after a nice sunny day.. Now its cloudy out with a red tint???


Yeah, I've been complaining about the red tint/glow in SC skies for a long time. Be patient, someone will come along any moment now and tell you it's just dust storms from deserts in Africa...


Also, back to Red Star topic... Yeah, been watching that one for a long time. It seems to be bigger than I remember a planet ever appearing in the sky. They always said "Mars is the red one. Venus the blue one." But I tell ya... just looks stranger and stranger as time goes on.



posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 09:33 AM
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If you have a smartphone you can download the free app SkEye. It gives you a detailed view of the night sky telling you each and every star/planet that you can see.

What makes it easy to use is you just point your phone at the sky and it is like you are looking though the phone. I put it on my phone to answer questions just like this


market.android.com...

lavadip.com...

www.appbrain.com...


Raist
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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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Mars should of been the first thing to pop in dude's head from the get go



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