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This morning's sky

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eosophobiac

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Did anyone happen to be out looking at the sky this morning? What about the moon and the tiny reddish star just above it? How cool did that look? <img src="/images/icons/cool.gif" /> I've got to see if I can figure out what that star was - unless someone has access to Starry Night or something similar right now and could check? (I won't be home to use my Starry Night until after work, of course!) <br />Also, Venus was extremely pretty too. I used my bino's and could see it looked like a mini-moon! I really enjoy watching the phases of Venus.<br />So, did anyone else get to see any awesome morning sights, be it today or any other day? <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> </p> </div>
 
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CalliArcale

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Alas, by the time I got outside, all I could see were the Moon, Jupiter, and Venus. It was already too bright to see stars.<br /><br />I just pulled a starmap, and the reddish star was Antares, a red supergiant in the constellation Scorpio. It is called Antares because of its reddness; it looks similar to the planet Mars, which is "Ares" in Greek. You could say that it's the anti-Mars. <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><font color="#666699"><em>"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly . . . timey wimey . . . stuff."</em>  -- The Tenth Doctor, "Blink"</font></p> </div>
 
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