something near the moon!!!

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  1. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

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    hey

    is it just me or is there a bright object near the moon at the moment?

    Im in the north west of england, anyone else see it?

    anyone know what it is?

    !!!
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Could be Mars

    From the BBC's what's in the sky tonight
     
  3. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    Any chance of a picture, it is hammering it down with rain here in the South-East, so the moon isn't visible
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    its just about 1PM here. so i can't be of any help without pictures. but it could be Mars like Applespider points out.
     
  5. Lau Guest

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    Same here in the South-West :(, but I'll keep an eye out in case it stops.
     
  6. clayj macrumors 604

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    Um, you're not supposed to see that.

    Go back inside and stay away from the windows, please.
     
  7. Ashapalan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    im in the north west,

    cant get a good picture as it is so close to the moon that it gets washed out
    but yeh

    amazingly clear
    wow.
     
  8. Ashapalan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol
    im on to you
     
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  10. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    Or the Flying Spaghetti Monster. :D
     
  11. Ashapalan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeh
    you've got it in one.

    Its all right everyone, calm down, it's just mars.

    but, why's it flashing?
     
  12. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Just so long as it's not green...

     
  13. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Maybe they're signalling to us?
     
  14. clayj macrumors 604

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    I SAID, go back inside and stay away from the windows, PLEASE.
     
  15. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Ah... the Mothership's come back for you, clayj?

    Don't worry, we didn't see anything... ;)
     
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  17. displaced macrumors 65816

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    *ahem*

    BAH BAH BAAAAAAH!
    (dum-dum-dum!, dum-dum-dum!)

    BAH BAH BAAAAAAH!
    (dum-dum-dum!, dum-dum-dum!)

    *ahem*.
     
  18. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Could also be venus. It would appear more white than red (when compared to mars).
     
  19. Ashapalan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeh,

    its very red so must be mars.

    well,
    case closed.

    We will see tommorow.
     
  20. EGT macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it is Mars. It's a few degrees to Moon's right as the moon overtakes. The Pleiades star cluster is about 14 degrees to Moon's lower left. Saturn is also visible very high in tonight's sky.

    Venus was visible very low in SSW about 4.30-5ish for a while there but I haven't seen it lately. I think it is visible very early morning now. It's the 3rd brightest object in the sky after the Sun and Moon.

    Did anyone see anything of the Quadrantid meteor shower earlier this week? I was looking forward to it but the sky was completely overcast :(
     
  21. yoak macrumors 65816

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    I have been seeing it out of my kitchen window for a little while now. It´s specialy nice early afternoon when it´s the only object you can see on the sky as it´s not dark enough for other stars/planets to "shine"
     
  22. Dagless macrumors Core

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    You balloon! something strange has to be going on and its foggy in my wee village. smashing. just smashing.

    last night there was something strange in the sky. at first my girlfriend thought it was some random planet that ive forgotten - but it wasn't! I've never seen that before.
     
  23. Qoxiivi macrumors regular

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    Looks like the cow made it. Good for her.
     
  24. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    "Stay on the road. Keep clear of the moors."
    "Beware the moon, lads."
     
  25. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    u didnt see anything man....just let it go just let it go:cool:


    Bless
     

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