bright "star" in southern sky

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<p>i work graveyard, so i have a chance to gaze at the sky almost every night before work. well, there is this bright "star" in the northern sky that i am having trouble identifing. i live in northen arizona and the time i see this "star" is about 2330 hrs&nbsp; mountain time. can any one help me out?? one person i talked to at work said it could be the iss. if yo can help, please do!!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; tigger</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>i work graveyard, so i have a chance to gaze at the sky almost every night before work. well, there is this bright "star" in the southern sky that i am having trouble identifing. i live in northen arizona and the time i see this "star" is about 2330 hrs&nbsp; mountain time. can any one help me out?? one person i talked to at work said it could be the iss. if yo can help, please do!!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; tigger <br />Posted by xxxtiggerxxx</DIV><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>i work graveyard, so i have a chance to gaze at the sky almost every night before work. well, there is this bright "star" in the northern sky that i am having trouble identifing. i live in northen arizona and the time i see this "star" is about 2330 hrs&nbsp; mountain time. can any one help me out?? one person i talked to at work said it could be the iss. if yo can help, please do!!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; tigger <br />Posted by xxxtiggerxxx</DIV><br /><br />Well your title says southern, while your post says northern.</p><p>I'll assume you mean southern, and that's no star, it's the planet Jupiter. <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-smile.gif" border="0" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /></p><p>It is actually in the southwest at 2230 (in the constellation Sagittarius), and reaches it's highest point in the sky, due south at about 2:30 AM.</p><p>It is brighter than anything else that can be seen in the sky right now except for the sun and moon.</p><p>The ISS moves rapidly across the sky so is visible for only a few minutes (up to about 6 or 7 minutes for an overhead pass, and is of comparable brightness. Also even brighter are the occasional bright flares from the Iridium satellites, but they only last a dozen seconds or so.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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