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Old 12-29-2016, 08:10 PM
 
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in the mid-atlantic for the past week or so facing the southwest at around 6:00 there is a bright star (planet/iss ?).

what is it ?
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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in the mid-atlantic for the past week or so facing the southwest at around 6:00 there is a bright star (planet/iss ?).

what is it ?
You're probably looking at the planet Venus which is visible in the southwest evening sky in late December.


December 31: Moon, Venus, and Mars

The crescent Moon perches quite low in the southwest at nightfall. Venus, the “evening star,” stands to the upper left of the Moon, with the fainter planet Mars to the upper left of Venus.

https://stardate.org/nightsky
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:27 PM
 
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today around 9:00 p.m., i see 3 stars before anything else is visible: to the south-east (mars ?); to the south next to the moon (venus ?); and to the west-north.

what are they ?
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:52 PM
 
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https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/skyreport

Looks like Saturn and Mars are in the South East at dusk.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:25 PM
 
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today around 9:00 p.m., i see 3 stars before anything else is visible: to the south-east (mars ?); to the south next to the moon (venus ?); and to the west-north.

what are they ?
I'm not sure what you were looking at. It's just now getting dark where I'm at, but it's cloudy so nothing is visible. But here is what's in the sky this week.

This Week’s Sky: July 16 – 23

https://www.skynews.ca/this-weeks-sky/

All Week


The view facing west-southwest, 45 minutes after sunset.

July 20


The view facing south-southwest, one hour after sunset.
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:03 PM
 
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Clear sky tonight. Just like on the chart in the post above, looking to the south there's a great view of Jupiter just below the moon, and to the West Venus shines brightly in the twilight sky.
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