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I saw Uranus with my naked eyes this morning

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Sep 19, 2020 - 4:01:54 AM
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OM45GE

USA

101070 posts since 11/7/2007

It was slightly to the left of Mars and appeared as a faint bluish small disc.

Last night was a wonderful night for star gazing here in the Norteast. A cold front come through and cleared out the haze from the fires out west. A lot of stars were visible, even with the ambient light from Boston.

Last evening, Jupiter and Saturn were clearly visible and fairly close together. This morning, Venus was rising and Mars and Uranus were high in the southwest sky. I could see the earth by looking down at my feet so, of the current recognized planets (sorry Pluto), only Mercury and Neptune missed making the celestial show.

To cap things off, a bright meteor streaked across the sky as I was heading home.

Sep 19, 2020 - 4:58:34 AM

QldPicker

Australia

89 posts since 4/17/2020

New moon last night?

Sep 19, 2020 - 5:33:56 AM
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OM45GE

USA

101070 posts since 11/7/2007

Yes, so no moon shine to obscure the fainter objects.

Sep 19, 2020 - 6:54:18 AM
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DC5

USA

13943 posts since 6/30/2015

I'll take "Things a peeping Tom would say" for $100 Alex.

Sep 19, 2020 - 9:14:58 AM
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janolov

Sweden

40731 posts since 3/7/2006

What did you drunk before you saw all these? Or smoked?

Sep 19, 2020 - 10:23:32 AM

9668 posts since 8/22/2006

You saw Uranus with your naked eye last night..
It was not pretty
In fact it was an ugly sight...
So next time you go gazing at the stars at night..
Make sure you're looking with the appropriate light..
And get the direction to Uranus right...

And I could go on..

Sep 19, 2020 - 12:08:22 PM
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5789 posts since 9/5/2006

wasn't mine ,, i had my drawers on

Sep 19, 2020 - 2:56:34 PM
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Tommy5

USA

3620 posts since 2/22/2009

Cool beans, early fall is the best weather for star gazing here in the Midwest. I have an 8” reflector, Jupiter is great with its Great Red Spot, Saturn's rings, Mars is well placed , it is nearing a close approach, is further north then two years ago, albedo features are easily visible in a small telescope now. Here is a sketch I made of Mars a few years  ago , views are much better now, I can’t see Uranus from my backyard, the sky is way too bright from the light of Chicago.


 

Edited by - Tommy5 on 09/19/2020 14:57:38

Sep 19, 2020 - 4:29:59 PM

484 posts since 2/15/2015

quote:
Originally posted by OM45GE

It was slightly to the left of Mars and appeared as a faint bluish small disc.

Last night was a wonderful night for star gazing here in the Norteast. A cold front come through and cleared out the haze from the fires out west. A lot of stars were visible, even with the ambient light from Boston.

Last evening, Jupiter and Saturn were clearly visible and fairly close together. This morning, Venus was rising and Mars and Uranus were high in the southwest sky. I could see the earth by looking down at my feet so, of the current recognized planets (sorry Pluto), only Mercury and Neptune missed making the celestial show.

To cap things off, a bright meteor streaked across the sky as I was heading home.


That's  amazing. We have some real clear nights forecast, I'll have to check.

Sep 19, 2020 - 5:10:01 PM
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Helix

USA

12970 posts since 8/30/2006

Pluto is with them,too

Things are beginning to line up


Sep 22, 2020 - 1:26:51 PM

mander

USA

4403 posts since 10/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by Helix

Pluto is with them,too

Things are beginning to line up


My sister Janet, whom we all agree is entitled to Sainthood, was sitting in the car one day, when a rainbow landed on her. We thought that was very apripo.  

Sep 22, 2020 - 1:28:30 PM

mander

USA

4403 posts since 10/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by OM45GE

It was slightly to the left of Mars and appeared as a faint bluish small disc.


To cap things off, a bright meteor streaked across the sky as I was heading home.


Naked eyes, then streaking meteors. What is the universe coming to?

Sep 22, 2020 - 1:38:52 PM

chuckv97

Canada

52876 posts since 10/5/2013
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You’ll see lots more - just tune A to 432 hz.......

Sep 22, 2020 - 3:59:35 PM

Paul R

Canada

13207 posts since 1/28/2010

In my last year teaching, one of my grade eight students made some strange remark. So I made the mistake of asking what planet he was from. You know his instant answer. I had lots of comments I could have said back to him, but I might have gotten into trouble, so I didn't say anything more. I'm sure you could guess what I might gave said.

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