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  1. Ricker

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    take your phone outside in the night sky if you're on the east coast .open up your google sky app if you have it downloaded. and then aim your phone at the brightest thing you see in the sky. After that go do a Google search on what you see. It is an interesting rare occurrence. For those of you who know already, please don't spoil it for the others. I found it by mistake tonight. First time using google sky also.
     

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  2. Darkshear

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    Wowwie!!! Thats badass!!!
     
  3. skunkd

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    damn clouds can't see anything up here
     
  4. JohnJSal

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    So what was it? The brightest object in the sky is always
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    unless this was some weird exception.

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    Except for the moon, of course!
     
  5. Ricker

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    I don't want to say yet as I think you can still do It for a few more nights.
     
  6. vmrchitect

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    ..eh, well during the day its the sun!
     
  7. m6284505

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    Moon is the brightest thing in the sky most of the time...
     
  8. mnmoneil

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    Can't see anything for all the street and city lights.
     
  9. JohnJSal

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    It's always the brightest, when it's present, but at the time of the original post it was probably barely visible, so I'm assuming he was referring to
    Venus

    But please tell us now, because I'm curious to know if it was something else!
     
  10. HTC EVO

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    How do i do a google search on what i just saw?
     
  11. Thefoodman52

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    I'm pretty sure we missed it... what is it?
     
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    a thread of mystery!
     
  13. drexappeal

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    E.T. came back for a visit? :D
     
  14. cabbie

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    im really confused. it sounds like OP had just used google sky maps for the first time, i thought that was the first thing everyone did
     
  15. Ricker

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    Sorry, have been busy. What happened was this: I went outside and aimed the Evo with google sky open at what I thought was an unusually bright star or planet. When I did the app showed Jupiter and uranus on top of each other. I thought this strange so I googled it and read that it was a rare occurrence. It was an interesting site and an interesting read afterward.
     
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  16. Ricker

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    By the way, when I saw this I just googled the three words Jupiter and uranus. The article came up about the rare occurrence. That was how I learned what I had observed was correct. Those planets were aligned.
     
  17. JohnJSal

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    I searched for it too. Every hit that came up was about astrology, unfortunately.
     
  18. Ricker

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    Well, that night I did find some regarding astronomy but I had to wade through the astrology for sure.
     
  19. CriticalCritic

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    There's a joke in there somewhere...
     
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  20. AndremG

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    I did the exact same thing last Saturday night, but because of my angle reading from my Google sky map, I didn't realize that Uranus was underneath the Jupiter. But I thought it was kinda rare that Jupiter was so bright because usually the only planet that burns through the light pollution is Venus (which someone mentioned above). Good catch on the double planet thing, Ricker.
     
  21. loopyl

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    You can't see Uranus from here.
     
  22. mitchellvii

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    So Jupiter was riding Uranus?
     
  23. mitchellvii

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    So Jupiter was riding Uranus? Wonder how the Klingons feel about that?
     
  24. Ricker

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    Yes and it is riding it again. Seriously, go look right now.
     
  25. JohnJSal

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    Is there some special way to use Sky Maps. I just held it up to Venus and it didn't have anything about Venus on the screen, just stars.
     
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