Linux_Proptop wrote:I live in Kelowna B.C. Canada, I saw something in the sky that seemed to strike me as odd. Was wondering if anyone could give any insight to what I was seeing. It was about 1:30 AM PST, looking in the North East sky I saw a flickering star, I know that the flicker is caused by air variations in the atmosphere, however, this object was flickering more vibrantly than anything I have seen in the sky. It seemed to get way brighter even than Mars at times. I have never seen an object brighter than it perhaps with the Sun, the Moon and Venus as an exception. It must have been about 20 degrees off the horizon, and may be 35 degrees east of Polaris. Any one have any idea or may be seen the same thing? It was truly amazing at how much this object was flickering.
SundanceMT wrote:Off Subject....anyone get a good pic of the crescent moon with Venus and Jupiter last night????
interstellaryeller wrote:Since you seen it at 1:30 PST and from your location and you posted this on August 7th It sounds like you were looking a variable star called S Cephei in the constellation of Cepheus. It flashes green, red, white and occasionally blue and yellow. When it is close to the horizon the effect is really pronounced, but as it rises higher in the sky it shines like a normal star.
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