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What Star or planet is this?

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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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First off I apologize for not having pics. I am sure it is just a planet or station. I am at 36 north 117 west looking south east at 4 am. I live in California and saw it this morning. If anyone has a clue can you give me a shout out. Usually I would not bother but this sucker was brighter then the North star last night. I don't think it was a satelite because it was not blinking. Well anyways I tried using Google Sky but I do not know how to imput the directions.. Any assistance would be great...
Therian




posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 04:37 PM
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Its probably Venus.
Thats my best guess.


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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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Venus for sure. Just checked it on Stellarium. Would have been close to the Eastern horizon at that time and is the brightest object in the night sky after the moon.
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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 04:46 PM
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Okay thanks. Was thinking it was a planet. Was reading transit planes of the planets and only thing I found for Venus was back in June when it crossed the sun .. Well thanks again..
Therian



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 05:08 PM
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yeah, Venus, i get to see that bright planet every morning when i leave the house at 5am to head to work. It will be there for a few more months before going behind the sun. look up from venus and you should see jupiter at this time too



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by Therian
...Usually I would not bother but this sucker was brighter then the North star last night...

As others said, the object you are describing sounds like Venus. Venus is right now the "Morning Star", bein visible right before sunrise, although a few months ago it was the "Evening Star", being seen right before and after sunset -- as it will be again in a few months.

However, to clarify a common misconception, the North Star (Polaris) is NOT that bright at all. In fact, Polaris is only about the 50th brightest star in the Northern Hemisphere. If you don't know where to look for it, Polaris could easily be overlooked compared to the other stars around it of similar brightness.


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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 05:40 PM
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So you're located near death valley?



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 05:42 PM
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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 06:40 PM
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Yup that would be Panamint Mountains,
within Death Valley National Park.



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