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What is this, red, blue, white twinkling, star? [duplicate]

I am from Germany and at 11 PM I was outside and I saw a star, rapidly twinkling in blue, red and white. At first, I thought it was a plane, but it didn't move. I took a picture of it, but you can ...
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South-eastern sky above the tree line just now, NE Cape Cod, I saw a very bright, twinkling "star"

I live in New England, Cape Cod to be exact. I saw a very bright, twinkling object. I watched it for several minutes and it never moved. It was in the east just above the tree line, what might it be?...
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Unknown moving objects [closed]

Last night, I used my new Sony WX500 camera to get long exposure pictures of the sky from my backyard. I used the "Heavens Above" app to find out when satellite flares would happen and I even got a ...
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Flashes in the Sky

Short Version: went camping into a very dark, remote location with clear air, no moon. Was able to see everything from the Pleiades and Orion, to the Southern Cross and the Magellanic Clouds (I live ...
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Is the dot on the photo - Mars?

The below photos were taken yesterday (August 4, 2018) at about 10 p.m. from the plane over the Black Sea. We were seeing the light dot on the left for at least 10-20 minutes. It looked like a bright ...
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Orange light that rises quickly and moves of to the righ [duplicate]

I have recently noticed an orange "star" (or what I presume to be a star), rise above the hill line behind my home. It rises later than every other star and rises within a few hours while the other ...
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Unknown moving light in sky [duplicate]

On July 13, 2018, while camping in Southwest Oregon, a bright light appeared in the sky at sunset. It was much brighter than Jupiter, also visible. It was moving slowly, west to east. I estimate it ...
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Saw a bright orange object in the sky. What was it? [closed]

Some friends and I were backpacking in the mountains, and at night we saw a very bright orange object in the sky. It looked brighter than Venus. After a couple minutes we realized it was moving ...
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Moving lights in the sky looks like they were moving coordinated [duplicate]

I was out with a couple friends a night and we looked up to the sky just watching the stars. I noticed what looked like a star moving then told my friends and they saw it too. After we saw the one ...
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Orange light in sky

It is 1:15 am, 8/10/18 in Indiana. I looked out my kitchen window and saw an orange light to the north with the color of a street light but clearly out in space. It was about as high as a full moon ...
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Sequence of starlike objects in the sky. What are they? [duplicate]

Tonight me and some family members saw a sequence of starlike objects moving slowly in a straight line in the night sky. As they moved, they became sparser and began disappearing (front ones first). A ...
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Need help identifying fast moving red dot in the sky

This occurred last night, August 3, 2023 in Boulder, Colorado between 10:00-10:02pm. I was walking my dog and stopped to admire the stars for a minute. I was facing east and saw a red dot move very ...
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Please help explain this unknown light in the sky. Not ISS. Not a star or comet. Too slow [duplicate]

So a few nights ago I walked outside on my front lawn and sat down on the tailgate of my truck. I was facing north. I was looking down and towards the house across the street. Out of no where a bright ...
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What object did I see in the sky? [duplicate]

Tonight, while looking at the night sky, I saw a moving object which I cannot assign to any cosmic or man-made object known to me. The object looked like a star, and hadn't it been moving, it would ...
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A point of light moving between the stars [duplicate]

I noticed you replied to a question before about this topic and i came across your answer. Way back in the 80s when i was in my teens i saw a point of light moving between the stars at a steady rate ...
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Did I see a satellite (or space station)? [duplicate]

In the UK (south east) - when outside this evening at about 19:10 UTC (22nd Feb 2022), looking due south, with Orion directly above me. There are two bright stars vertical to each other, just to the ...
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What are these objects on the night sky generally between 8:00 and 11:00 PM? [duplicate]

Many time I saw a moving star in the night generally been 08:00 to 11:00 PM. It is not any satellite, because it move in all directions, although it moves in a straight line. Sometimes from north to ...
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Two objects that looked like stars? [duplicate]

My husband and I were on the back porch looking at the stars, and two caught my eye when I noticed they were moving away from us in a zigzag pattern we watched until we couldn’t see them anymore. The ...
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Spotted fast, VERY bright, moving object in the sky tonight in Gex, France [duplicate]

Tonight around midnight, I spotted a very bright moving object in the sky. Confused and intrigued with my sighting, I decided to go on google to find some answers. It clearly was not a plane as it was ...
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Stars moved positions [duplicate]

I have just witnessed 2 stars change positions from above the dominant star to the east of my location. Stratford-upon-Avon They moved off 1 by 1 and drifted away perfectly parallel to each other ...
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My family saw small dots in the sky moving rapidly at night [duplicate]

My family and I saw small dots moving rapidly from north to south that flew in a V formation (the kind that ducks fly in). There aren't any ducks in my country. This phenomenon appeared twice. They're ...
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Fast moving bright star with eliptic course, instant stop [duplicate]

Around 13 years ago I saw fast moving bright star with eliptic course which crossed half a sky in 1-2 sec and stopped instantly like it was a smashed like a bug, and didn't move for a while few ...
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Almost unseeable light moving over nightsky. What is it? [duplicate]

Sometimes when I look up at the sky at night, I can see something moving. It’s so small that I barely can see it, but I can’t see it when I look directly at it. I need to look beside it to see it. It ...
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What was that object? [duplicate]

On July 13, 2018, just after the clouds had lost their color, a bright object became visible about 20 degrees above the western horizon (there was a hill). It moved slowly east and had colors similar ...
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a star in the sky thay moves back and forth way up in the sky [duplicate]

did anyone watch the sky in the west at 1:15 am.On 7-13-18. a star moving around in the greenup ky UT WOULD go back and forth
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Stars shape moving at night [duplicate]

A few days ago I saw more than 50 stars moving in a group at night in SW of Florida, what this could be satellites or something else?
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A moving star at 6pm (Indonesia Time) [duplicate]

After I back from Minimart, it's about 6pm though, I saw the sky, yeah a beauty evening sky, but I sense a something weird from the sky, It look like a star at first it moving in low speed, I Though ...
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Blinking Star-Like object in the sky? What could it be? [duplicate]

I was out camping with my family at Crater Lake in Oregon. And I was looking up at the stars for a little while when I noticed a star-like object blink, then disappear. I thought I might have been ...
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I saw a light moving fast what could it be? [duplicate]

Today, at about 23:40 in Sungkyungwan University, South Korea, a friend and I spotted a bright light. It was brighter than nearby stars. Since I was looking at South, and at that time, the brightest ...
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Fast moving southward tracking light [duplicate]

At about 4.15 am this morning a light travelling in a southerly direction passed over Adelaide South Australia. It was travelling 10 - 15 times the speed of an Airliner. The light was constant and ...
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Bright pulsating light [duplicate]

Was looking at the sky and I see a satellite , turned around and saw another light , but this light was pulsating like a strobe light , definitely not a plane , next thing I know the light goes out ...
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Unidentified color changing object in sky [duplicate]

Yesterday, I was just star gazing and I noticed some star-like object moving with a high speed somewhere near the Orion's Belt and exhibiting all the seven colors i.e VIBGYOR and after a few moments, ...
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What are the small things, look like stars, moving in the sky? [duplicate]

I have always been observing something that looks like a star but not as bright as a star moving from south to north at the same time every night. What is it? It cannot be a star because I know ...
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Star like moving object in the sky [duplicate]

Today morning, around 4 am, I saw a star like object moving from right to left with a speed faster than airplane and then it started moving from left to right and then vanished in the sky. After few ...
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I spotted a very small, quite foggy but uniform aurora-type looking green light in the sky, but I live near the equator [duplicate]

I live in India, from there, a few years(2016) ago, I had spotted quite bright, uniformly(didn't change the shape while moving) crystal shaped green light very slowly moving above the clouds during ...
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I saw an orange light in the sky which changed into flashing lights, what is this? [duplicate]

It's Saturday 15th July 2017 and currently 00:44. I saw this strange object at around 00:35. I was looking out my window and spotted a bright orange light moving at a steady speed across the sky, it ...
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Confusing satellite-like object seen in night sky [closed]

I was staring up at the stars around 11:30 PM and noticed an object moving. It had no lights, and was not bright whatsoever. It was moving smoothly and in a straight line, except extremely fast, and ...
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A strange star-like object [duplicate]

So it was around 6 AM and i was looking at the sky and there were not many visible stars because the sun was about to rise. There were two stars that were brighter than the others and i was looking at ...
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What were these lights in a line in the sky? [duplicate]

Hello dear astronomy community, On September 7 at 8:00pm me and my friend were hiking towards the Hollywood sign. We noticed roughly 10-15 bright lights moving in a line on the sky. That was very ...
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What was the erratically jumping star like object [duplicate]

Oct 31st'21 around 11.15 pm. we saw a bright star like object, jumping erratically in all directions, constantly twinkling,occasionally looking coloured. All other stars were still. We were Looking ...
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What was that single file line formation of flashing plane lights flying in the sky at night? [duplicate]

It was here on the west coast at 5 am pacific standard time when I went outside for a smoke when out of the corner of my eye what looks like a plane with flashing lights going across the sky when all ...
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I saw this ball of light moving across the sky [duplicate]

As I stated in the title, I saw this ball of light moving across the sky. It wasn't moving fast, but it wasn't moving slow. So, I was sitting my dad's car when I looked through the windshield and at ...
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stars moving in the sky or something [duplicate]

I was out in the garden having a cigarette and was watching the shy looking at three stars for about 5 minutes. suddenly they moved in the sky and crossed paths.one has now stopped still and would ...
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Saw moving stars in the sky [duplicate]

So I was out with my friends at a bonfire and we decided to sit down and star gaze, my other friend pointed out a star that looked to be moving and we all followed it with our eyes and t was smaller ...
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really fast moving star-like light [duplicate]

I don't know ANYTHING about astronomy but I know what I saw and 2 of my siblings saw it too. I initially thought it was a shooting star, but a Google search quickly made it clear that it wasn't. it ...
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Slow moving star like objects in the night sky [duplicate]

So yesterday at about 2am I was watching the sky when I saw a small star like object moving very slowly across the sky. My initial thought was that it was a satellite due to the fact it was moving so ...
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Color changing celestial body near the moon [closed]

While I was star gazing yesterday in the night time I observed a celestial body( probably a star ) flaunting various colors and was residing near the moon from the angle I saw it. It appeared to be ...
Sathvik Swaminathan's user avatar
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Spotted a moving star-like object [duplicate]

So a couple days ago, my husband and I spotted a moving object in the sky just like a star. I know it wasn't a plane or a drone, and it was way up in the sky just a star. It just moved smoothly across ...
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