Star in the East?

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Star in the East?

Postby CASUALGAZER » Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:59 pm

As a casual observer I have noticed a bright object in the eastern sky at 4 a.m., during late November,which rises to almost over-head and continues towards the west.Some mornings it appears earlier and sometimes later by about half an hour. Any ideas as to what it is?
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Re: Star in the East?

Postby dave.b » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:53 pm

Probably Jupiter. Use a planetarium app on your smart phone, tablet, or PC.
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Re: Star in the East?

Postby CASUALGAZER » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:17 pm

Thanks a lot for that. Just bought 2016 Guide to the Night Sky. Trying to make some sense of it now.
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Re: Star in the East?

Postby Gfamily2 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:36 am

I suppose the question is whether it moved relatively quickly across the sky (taking a matter of a few minutes to rise overhead) or slowly - taking hours; or is this something you've noticed over a few days getting higher in the sky each morning?
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