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Old 11-07-2018, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Las Vegas / Henderson sky watchers...

At around 5am this morning, looking to the east - a few degrees up, not high at all, I saw a very bright object, which I thought at first was an aircraft or hovering helo, but turned out to be stationary.

Was that a planet?
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:18 PM
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That's called the sun.
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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try to keep up. at five am the sun was below the horizon. object i saw was around 5 degrees above the horizon looking east.

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Old 11-07-2018, 01:41 PM
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Just joshing you.
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Las Vegas / Henderson sky watchers...

At around 5am this morning, looking to the east - a few degrees up, not high at all, I saw a very bright object, which I thought at first was an aircraft or hovering helo, but turned out to be stationary.

Was that a planet?
Likely Venus. Famous illusion at sea. Any number of sailors have changed course convinced that Venus is a mast head light on a big ship coming at them.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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yup - Venus rising at 4:40am.

also emailed the local Las Vegas Astronomical Society poc and he confirmed it.


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Old 11-08-2018, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Greg from the Las Vegas Astronomical Society said to:

Keep watching that area of the morning sky and by the end of December you'll see Jupiter rising in the same location.

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Old 11-08-2018, 09:53 AM
 
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Las Vegas / Henderson sky watchers...

At around 5am this morning, looking to the east - a few degrees up, not high at all, I saw a very bright object, which I thought at first was an aircraft or hovering helo, but turned out to be stationary.

Was that a planet?
Why do people say 5AM in the morning? Would this be opposed to 5AM in the evening?
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:23 AM
 
Location: California
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Why do people say 5AM in the morning? Would this be opposed to 5AM in the evening?
0500AM in the morning, is that better?
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:26 AM
 
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Why do people say 5AM in the morning? Would this be opposed to 5AM in the evening?
i've moved away from the whole 0500 deal.
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