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Old 11-27-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default Two New *stars* (let's call them that)...

Hey guys... We're all from Europe so the location of my news and question doesn't really matter... But...
Has anyone except me noticed two new *stars* that have appeared in the western nightsky in the last couple of weeks... I've been searching the web for some news or info but there's still nothing...
They seem a little too big to just ignore them so I assume the whole subject is being ignored and covered up by the media...
Anybody else have some thoughts on this one?
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:12 PM   #2
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Hi,

I don't know which ones but I think they are 2 more and more radiant planets from our own solar system.

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Old 11-27-2008, 06:16 PM   #3
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Dude... Thanx for the reply, but just go outside and look at the west (and close to the ground)... If you live in the city it's even more *fun* 'cause you don't see the normal stars ('cause of all the city light), but those two you can see clearly... They are one above the other and they are really glowing bright so you can't miss them...
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:18 PM   #4
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you mean venus and jupiter, venus being the brighter one.

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Old 11-27-2008, 06:20 PM   #5
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Hi DragulaROB,

I have noticed these 2 stars for the past 2 weeks. I might have a chance this weekend to take out my telescope and identify them. However, tomorrow, I am camping and spelunking, so time may run out for me if it gets cloudy.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:21 PM   #6
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I don't think that's Venus and Mars... Especially 'cause they are not in the western sky and they just don't glow this strong... All I ask is go out for a minute and see it for yourself...
Call me crazy after that, if you will
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:24 PM   #7
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you mean venus and mars, venus being the brighter one.
Hi,

Thanks, I already supposed that it would be the closest to earth planets but was not sure yet.
I have less light pollution here so I can see them for months now ...
Even when the sun is not fully set they already appear. They haven't been so close together all the time btw.
The brightest one (Venus) was more east than Mars at first, so it's orbit should be faster then ...

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Old 11-27-2008, 06:28 PM   #8
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I noticed those the other week, on a diagonal to each other and were 265 degs. Sorry for the accuracy, just happened to have mt Silva in my pocket at the time.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:29 PM   #9
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Ok guys... A just noticed that you aren't in europe (looking at your location) su forget the *west* thing... It's not in *your west* right now... Kind of hard to figure out where you should see them... Try it in a few hours...
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:31 PM   #10
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I don't think that's Venus and Mars... Especially 'cause they are not in the western sky and they just don't glow this strong... All I ask is go out for a minute and see it for yourself...
Call me crazy after that, if you will
Then you have to tell me what you see because I am not in Europe, it's not dark here yet and cloudy ...

What you described before sounds as 2 planets that I see for months now ...

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Old 11-27-2008, 06:32 PM   #11
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I would love to but hey, british weather and all, its pissing down here.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:35 PM   #12
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conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon.

It begins tonight with a sunset stroll.

At the end of the day, when the horizon is turning red and the zenith is cobalt-blue, step outside and look southwest. You'll see Venus and Jupiter beaming side-by-side through the twilight. Glittering Venus is absolutely brilliant and Jupiter is nearly as bright as Venus.

google venus jupiter conjunction, there should be stacks of links
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:41 PM   #13
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Whenever evening skies are clear this week, take a moment to step outside and catch a glimpse at one of the year's most striking events in the night sky.

Each night, the brilliant planets Jupiter and Venus - now dazzling in the southwestern sky after sunset - will draw closer together.

NASAThey're headed for a spectacular triple conjunction with a very young crescent moon on Monday, Dec. 1 (left). On that evening, Jupiter and Venus will stand just 2 degrees apart in the evening sky - the width of two pinky fingers held at arm's length.

Jupiter - now above and to the left of Venus - will have moved by Dec. 1 to a spot immediately above and to the right of Venus.

The crescent moon will hang just above and to the left of Venus, forming a lovely, delicate triangle.

If skies are clear, the spectacle is sure to grab the attention of anyone who happens to glance that way - evening commuters, dog walkers and folks out for an after-dinner stroll. You won't need to find dark skies. This celestial event will be visible everyplace that isn't clouded in.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:41 PM   #14
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It's definately Jupiter and Venus talking to each other at sunset. I've noticed them all week.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:47 PM   #15
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The 2 "stars" are Venus and Jupiter I believe. Have you seen the Pleiades's? They come out to the top of the sky after Venus and Jupiter 'set'.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:10 PM   #16
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Yes I did, I thought it were ufo's, because they were so bright and big, but if you are from Croatia, and you see them, then it must be stars. And yes, I saw them when I stood in the middle of the city, with all the lights on and I could not see the stars, but only these two and they were very bright.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:18 PM   #17
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It could not be Venus or Jupiter, these stars were more big and were white, Venus is little blue/green and flickers, these were quiet, big, bright lights.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:51 PM   #18
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Yea I saw them too
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:06 PM   #19
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Honest they are Jupiter and Venus, remember Venus is an evening and morning star and only is visible for a short while before it rolls over the horizon, and they are both really bright presently so i understand the confusion.
I look up all the time, plenty of 'shooting stars' to see too.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:28 AM   #20
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great picture there david

yup...venus & jupiter & a crescent moon

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Old 11-28-2008, 03:29 AM   #21
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finally an answer to what these two things are, at least it seems like an answer from reading the posts here. thank you all. i have noticed them for about a month. i don't recall seeing them before in this position and so beautifully bright. from new orleans they appear in the same sky position and with the same intensity as in bucharest, so i dont believe geographic location matters. they sure look nice!
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:14 AM   #22
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Thx for explaining....will be back when i find our more if there is more...
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:53 PM   #23
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Well theres a strange thing happened...these two stars dissappeared... :S

very strange...sunday evening i watched what was said to be Venus...and it faded teel the very invisibility...next day both of the stars weren˝t there...
can someone tell me whats going on?
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:02 AM   #24
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Venus is typically best seen at sunset and sunrise. The rest of the time it gets lost in the stars.
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