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Light in the sky?

..West from me in Essex. Looks like its above the city. Noticed it last night.
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Looks too big to be a planet?
.our very own Simon Church tweeted about it last night



He's now saying it was/is the ISS, but I haven't seen it move for the last hour

Comments

  • thats weird

    Very Bright tonight
  • It’s Venus. Was clear last night too
  • Definitely Venus at its brightest in March
  • ISS should move across the sky fairly quickly and shouldn't be visible in the same place 2 days in a row theoretically speaking. 
  • Dazzler21 said:
    Definitely Venus at its brightest in March
      I'll take your word for it.
    It looks a bit dimmer now and has moved to the right a bit??
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  • Someone on Facebook said it was a space station last night?
  • Dazzler21 said:
    Definitely Venus at its brightest in March
      I'll take your word for it.
    It looks a bit dimmer now and has moved to the right a bit??
    Venus is known as the evening star as it’s brightest at the beginning of the night.
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  • When's Easter this year?
  • Where's it gone?

    Completely vanished.
  • Where's it gone?

    Completely vanished.
    Venus gets dimmer as the night goes on.

    ‘Venus remains visible after sunset for between three-and-a-half hours (at 30 degrees North) and five-and-a-half hours (at 60 degrees North)‘
  • Where's it gone?

    Completely vanished.
    Its got lower, I can still see it
  • It’s the end of days! 

    So many portents. Cleanse your souls Addicks and be prepared for judgement.

    Or the space station or a planet 🪐 
  • iainment said:
    It’s the end of days! 

    So many portents. Cleanse your souls Addicks and be prepared for judgement.

    Or the space station or a planet 🪐 
      Got you all up out of your isolation chambers to look out of the window though didn't it.
  • Someone on Facebook said it was a space station last night?
    The ISS is passing over the UK each night this week too so they could have been watching that.
    But the picture from Simon Church above is definitely Venus.

    good site for ISS passover times as well as various other things to look up for.
    https://www.meteorwatch.org/iss-international-space-station-times-uk-spring-2020/
  • It's the aliens who planted the corona virus watching the world implode. 
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  • I saw two shooting stars last night
    I wished on them but they were only satellites
    It's wrong to wish on space hardware
    I wish, I wish, I wish you'd care
    Billy Bragg?
  • Lol. Of course it's bloody Venus. Honestly. It's as if some people have only started looking up into the sky now they're cooped up indoors!
  • I saw two shooting stars last night
    I wished on them but they were only satellites
    It's wrong to wish on space hardware
    I wish, I wish, I wish you'd care
    Billy Bragg?
    Yep, New England
  • Off_it said:
    Lol. Of course it's bloody Venus. Honestly. It's as if some people have only started looking up into the sky now they're cooped up indoors!
    No its Billy Bragg - Henry says so above..
  • The light was wearing blue jeans.
  • Someone on Facebook said it was a space station last night?
    And I think that tells you everything you need to know about Facebook.

    How to categorise a bright object in the sky.

    You go blind if you look at it - the Sun.

    Grey/white and made of cheese - the Moon.

    Brightest object other than the two above, only visible in the morning before the sun comes up or in the evening after the suns goes down and appears to move at the same speed as the sun - Venus.

    Slightly pink - Mars.

    Just to the left of Orion - Sirius, the Dog Star.

    None of the above - Jupiter.

    Not as bright as Venus, also follows/leads the Sun - Mercury.


  • I saw two shooting stars last night
    I wished on them but they were only satellites
    It's wrong to wish on space hardware
    I wish, I wish, I wish you'd care
    Billy Bragg?
    Or Kirsty MacColl.

    Or if you're really lucky, both together:

  • Someone on Facebook said it was a space station last night?
    And I think that tells you everything you need to know about Facebook.

    How to categorise a bright object in the sky.

    You go blind if you look at it - the Sun.

    Grey/white and made of cheese - the Moon.

    Brightest object other than the two above, only visible in the morning before the sun comes up or in the evening after the suns goes down and appears to move at the same speed as the sun - Venus.

    Slightly pink - Mars.

    Just to the left of Orion - Sirius, the Dog Star.

    None of the above - Jupiter.

    Not as bright as Venus, also follows/leads the Sun - Mercury.


    You missed out Saturn, far more likely to see it than Mercury
  • rananegra said:
    Someone on Facebook said it was a space station last night?
    And I think that tells you everything you need to know about Facebook.

    How to categorise a bright object in the sky.

    You go blind if you look at it - the Sun.

    Grey/white and made of cheese - the Moon.

    Brightest object other than the two above, only visible in the morning before the sun comes up or in the evening after the suns goes down and appears to move at the same speed as the sun - Venus.

    Slightly pink - Mars.

    Just to the left of Orion - Sirius, the Dog Star.

    None of the above - Jupiter.

    Not as bright as Venus, also follows/leads the Sun - Mercury.


    You missed out Saturn, far more likely to see it than Mercury
    Good point, although I've only ever seen it through a telescope but I've saw Mercury very well, admittedly during a total eclipse.
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