I don’t have a telescope 🔭 (which is sad)


Usually in the city, all stars are covered by the light pollution, and that’s my case.

I stare out my window every night, but yesterday night I saw something absurd. Usually stars are not visible through my window, with all the light pollution and mosquito 🦟 netting.

the odd sighting

There was a orb, of some sort, circled in blue.

I thought it was a meteor, but it was moving too slowly for one. I thought it was a satellite, but it was moving southward. I thought it was an airplane, but the lights didn’t resemble one, since airplane lights blink (and have different colors). So I settled on the exploded star theory. But is it really?

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    $\begingroup$ Anything you see changing or moving from minute to minute is going to be in the atmosphere, or at least close to earth. A "new star" (nove or supernova) would move slowly east-to-west with other celestial objects. A bright object moving south is almost certainly an aircraft, although moving south does not by any means rule out a satellite. $\endgroup$
    – antlersoft
    Jul 31 '21 at 14:25
  • $\begingroup$ It doesn’t look like one $\endgroup$
    – Coder2195
    Jul 31 '21 at 14:26
  • $\begingroup$ It took a long time for it to travel from one point to another @antlersoft $\endgroup$
    – Coder2195
    Jul 31 '21 at 14:33
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    $\begingroup$ If i see it again tonight then it’s confirmed @Aaran F $\endgroup$
    – Coder2195
    Jul 31 '21 at 20:10
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    $\begingroup$ Confirmed it’s Jupiter $\endgroup$
    – Coder2195
    Aug 1 '21 at 13:00

enter image description hereJupiter it is (moved from comment)


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