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Post  ColtsKurt on 10/6/2009, 5:09 pm

What is it?

Real bright and big in the morning sky... as big a star as I've noticed in awhile...
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Post  Magic on 10/6/2009, 5:56 pm

ColtsKurt wrote:What is it?

Real bright and big in the morning sky... as big a star as I've noticed in awhile...

That would be the one known as "Sirius"

In the "Canis major" sometimes called the "Dog Star"

Brightest star in the sky this time of year.

Only 8.6 light years away.

Venus is the planet seen in the early morning sky also in Oct.
(Mercury and Saturn also)



The bright thing you see just after dark moving east to west is the planet Jupiter!

The Moon is bright right now so it makes things harder to see until it goes back to the new Moon
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Post  cravnravn on 10/7/2009, 3:44 am

Thought that was Saturn? its been there all Summer/Fall..it is a bright SOB
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Post  Magic on 10/7/2009, 5:14 am

Today early in the morning when you are usually up Cravn is Venus higher in the eastern sky and just below that is Saturn and Mercury.

Jupiter is the one you see at night and moves acroos to the west by midnight so you can't see it.

The next couple days Mars and the Monn will be chasing each other......of course Mars is the dull rusty looking spot in the sky.

Jupiter has been damn bright at night for quite a while hasn't it?

In fact thursday night if you have a telescope the red spot can be clearly seen on Jupiter.

Take a look with just binoculars and it looks like a tiny bright cresent moon.

....yeah I am still up now at 5:15am wtf

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Post  cravnravn on 10/7/2009, 6:55 am

Jupiter has been my guiding light on my drive into work in the Am's.

Also the leaves are starting to fall, and the full moon we have had the past few days has been setting about 3am, right in our bedroom windows.
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Post  Magic on 10/7/2009, 1:38 pm

cravnravn wrote:Jupiter has been my guiding light on my drive into work in the Am's.

Also the leaves are starting to fall, and the full moon we have had the past few days has been setting about 3am, right in our bedroom windows.

Been a long,long time since I was driving at that time of day smile

Sounds like that part of your house is on the west side just like mine......we have dark purple curtains but this full moon still makes things glow in there and I have enough trouble falling asleep (and I just got up a couple minutes ago)

I wanted to look at the 3 planets this morning but we had to have clouds this time.

Sunny and sort of windy right now.......I am home alone and I left cash on the counter so the wife could take the drive to go pay the bills wtf

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Post  cravnravn on 10/8/2009, 1:20 am

Windy isn't the word for it, yesterday we were at 25-30mph sustained with 50mph + gusts, it was real fun driving that little piece of shit Saturn home yesterday, especially when we passed farms. Today will be much calmer and cooler.

And for the curtains in our room sheer, seafoam green..No neighbors, no need for curtains.

But I do like your color selection of Ravens purple for your curtains.
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Post  cravnravn on 10/8/2009, 5:31 am

Here ya go Magic, get your frappachino or whatever you read the paper with

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal-md.saturn08oct08,0,5177524.story
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Post  Magic on 10/8/2009, 11:53 am

Well it used to be a cappuccino in the morning but they give me a stomach ache these days so I drink one of my energy drinks now.....sometimes the cappuccino later in the day with some food smile

my niece is a Starbucks employee so I get free Ethiopian coffee beans.


Yeah being a mad scientist I have been watching NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope since it was launched and it really takes nice pictures.

My cardio surgeon really takes nice pictures of Saturn from his telescope too.

Most people look up there and figure those are just stars.

You are probably asleep when Jupiter is blazing across the sky smile

But when you are on the drive you get Saturn,Venus,and Mercury.

Mars is not as bright as it was the last couple years but I saw the dull red dot chasing the Moon last night.....the Moon is too bright so it make Mars look pretty dim.

Saturns rings look like they disappear every 14-15 years because of the angle of the planet when we look at it from Earth.

And that is happening right now.

That was first noticed back in 1612 by Galileo.

Funny how Earth has a ring now too......22,000 mile up......we know them as satellites lol

Here is a picture of the last time Saturn was at this angle in 1995

http://tinyurl.com/SaturnsRings


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