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Bright Blue Flashing Lights in Sky



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 Yarmouther

    I live in Yarmouth Nova Scotia, Canada, and just wanted to report for the past 2 weeks I have noticed this object in the sky with blinking lights, not moving just staying put. Last night my friends and I were watching it and we observed 3 - 4 more of these same lights, in different parts of the sky, we were observing them through a set of binoculars and it was amazing, however I would like to look at them through a telescope. Can anyone tell me what these are?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,387 ✭✭✭ horse7

    It's back in the sky now, 30degrees south, looking at it from Blanchardstown.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,361 ✭✭✭ Popoutman

    Get or borrow a DSLR camera, with a wide lens (35mm or 50mm), stick it on a tripod, take a pic at 1600 ISO and 5 or 10 seconds pointing at the thing you're looking at, and post the resulting pic (with the location and time of pic taking) here and we'll be easily able to identify whether it's a star or planet, a plane or satellite, or something else.

    I would suspect what you're seeing now is Jupiter.

    Try putting in your location and time here: and seeing what matches for when you are looking up.