View Full Version : Planet in the South?

July 28th, 2001, 10:01 PM
I like to take walks at night, and the past few weeks, i've noticed an abnormally bright, amber colored star (which, I'm having to conclude, is a planet), Almost Due South...anyone know which planet it is? We think it's Mars.

July 29th, 2001, 12:17 AM
Mars it is. Mars is at its closest point in orbit to earth in the past 13 or so years.

July 30th, 2001, 01:10 AM
thank you EP. Guess that's why i've been so combatant. LOL

July 30th, 2001, 01:29 AM
Hey Ep, wasn't Mars here like a year ago or somethin? Or was that Jupiter?:)

July 30th, 2001, 09:56 AM
That was Jupiter. The little red planet that is really bright in the Southern sky this year is Mars.

Mariposa De La Luna
July 30th, 2001, 11:40 AM
It was brighter and lower in the sky a while back. Its very interesting to look at.

*Sigh* Maybe next year I'll be able to get that beginner's telescope I've always wanted. :D