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1 minute ago, dylanisabaddog said:

It's not the space station because it isn't moving. It's been there for ages. 

It's directly above the moon so Frank is the winner. It's Venus 

You need a compass😀

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2 minutes ago, ricardo said:

Then its not in the East its in the NW

Stop being pernikety

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1 minute ago, ricardo said:

Then its not in the East its in the NW

No, we’re in the east, Liverpool is in the North West 

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Just now, ricardo said:

You need a compass😀

Oops😂😂😂 It is indeed in the West. 

Sorry, the co-op had a gin delivery this afternoon. 

 

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1 minute ago, Van wink said:

Stop being pinikety

Thank fcuk we aren't adrift in the north sea in a lifeboat heading for Lowestoft.

 

 

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Just now, ricardo said:

Thank fcuk we aren't adrift in the north sea in a lifeboat heading for Lowestoft.

 

 

I beg to differ. If I was in charge you would go to Rotterdam. Instead of Lowestoft 

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Just now, dylanisabaddog said:

I beg to differ. If I was in charge you would go to Rotterdam. Instead of Lowestoft 

Thats exactly what I mean.

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1 minute ago, ricardo said:

Thats exactly what I mean.

Ricardo when did you last go to Lowestoft? It wouldn't end well. 

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13 minutes ago, FenwayFrank said:

If you’re looking at the one just above the moon, that’s Venus 

If it's got no arms then it's definitely Venus 😉

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Just now, dylanisabaddog said:

Ricardo when did you last go to Lowestoft? It wouldn't end well. 

It wouldn't if you were navigating😉

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Just now, C.I.D said:

If it's got no arms then it's definitely Venus 😉

Twas on the good ship Venus.....

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Just now, C.I.D said:

If it's got no arms then it's definitely Venus 😉

It's wearing blue jeans. Definitely Venus. And you're right, it doesn't have arms. 

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28 minutes ago, dylanisabaddog said:

It's Venus 

Obviously!!🤥

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30 minutes ago, ricardo said:

Thank fcuk we aren't adrift in the north sea

Extreme isolating?

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6 minutes ago, ron obvious said:

It's bloody bright tonight. I don't remember seeing it quite as bright as that before.

 

seems to have a coronae

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5 minutes ago, ron obvious said:

It's bloody bright tonight. I don't remember seeing it quite as bright as that before.

 

Air polution low?

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There will be a meteor shower in a few weeks, probably around the 22nd/22rd. Just look around midnight towards the north east at say 60 degrees. There could be one or even two shooting stars per minute (the Lyrids). Not as bright as Venus but exciting to see.

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25 minutes ago, sonyc said:

There will be a meteor shower in a few weeks, probably around the 22nd/22rd. Just look around midnight towards the north east at say 60 degrees. There could be one or even two shooting stars per minute (the Lyrids). Not as bright as Venus but exciting to see.

Astronomy is my first love, since I was a very small child. The radio programme Journey Into Space (anyone remember it?)had me spellbound every week.

When I'm really really old - if I'm spared - I want to take it up seriously.

Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold,
And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;
Round many western islands have I been
Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.
Oft of one wide expanse had I been told
That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne;
Yet did I never breathe its pure serene
Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold:
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
He star'd at the Pacific—and all his men
Look'd at each other with a wild surmise—
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
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2 hours ago, dylanisabaddog said:

Is that a star or a planet in the east tonight? Its very bright. 

Absolute top thread DIABD. After I'd finished shopping at city centre Tesco about 7pm (nice and relaxed and sensible social distancing) I came out and saw it. The sky was a beautiful dark inky blue, a sliver of moon was laying on it's back and directly above it was Venus shining so brightly as you describe. I actually put down my shopping and just stared at the beautiful sight for a couple of minutes - and hardly a soul about either. 

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8 minutes ago, ron obvious said:

Astronomy is my first love, since I was a very small child. The radio programme Journey Into Space (anyone remember it?)had me spellbound every week.

When I'm really really old - if I'm spared - I want to take it up seriously.

Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold,
And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;
Round many western islands have I been
Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.
Oft of one wide expanse had I been told
That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne;
Yet did I never breathe its pure serene
Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold:
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
He star'd at the Pacific—and all his men
Look'd at each other with a wild surmise—
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.

I grew up watching Patrick Moore and completely devoured one of his early books showing sky charts each month (kept renewing the library loan!). I still have my copied notes almost 50 years later!

Astronomy, birds and trees. Such innocent times.

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7 minutes ago, sonyc said:

I grew up watching Patrick Moore and completely devoured one of his early books showing sky charts each month (kept renewing the library loan!). I still have my copied notes almost 50 years later!

Astronomy, birds and trees. Such innocent times.

And girls. Don't forget the girls.

 

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There's  a fantastic app in my wifes iPad that through  gps or summat puts on screen whatever's portion if the sky ita pointed at. Lots if info, zoom the  lot  . Shes in bed so cant name that app till tomo. 

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10 minutes ago, wcorkcanary said:

There's  a fantastic app in my wifes iPad that through  gps or summat puts on screen whatever's portion if the sky ita pointed at. Lots if info, zoom the  lot  . Shes in bed so cant name that app till tomo. 

That`s probably Google Sky Map

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13 hours ago, TIL 1010 said:

The 3rd brightest object in the sky tonight will be the International Space Station. It will pass over Norwich from west to east at 7.42pm and again at 9.17pm. It moves slightly faster to the eye than a plane and will be visible for three minutes and one minute respectively.

I think I've slipped into a parallel universe.

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9 hours ago, Molly Windley said:

That`s probably Google Sky Map

Its called Starwalk, from European Space Agency. Its truly amazing. 

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