What is this star that I see at night?

I always see this star at night in the same position from my room? What is it?  It's that small white dot near the bottom. Camera is rubbish so it doesnt capture it properly but this star really shines.

I live in the UK near London. 

Update:

My room is in the attic so I get a nice view of the night sky 

Update 2:

The direction is the South and the time I took the photo was 9:37 pm 

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  • 1 month ago

    Jupiter is the brightest object in the early evening sky right now after the moon.  Venus is brighter than Jupiter, but it isn't in the evening sky now.  If you look at Jupiter through binoculars you will see at least one of its moons very nearby, and you may be able to see all 4 of the brightest moons if you can hold the binoculars very steady.  If you focus the binoculars on a star then look at Jupiter you will see that Jupiter is very much a disc compared to the pinpoint of the star.  You might even be able to see one of Jupiter's moon without any optical aid, I did just the other night when I was watching for meteors.  To the East or left of Jupiter is Saturn which isn't as bright but will look like a disc more than a pinpoint of a star.  There are apps for phones that you can use to find out what you are looking at in the night sky and also websites you can enter your location and time and they show the stars and planets that are in your sky.

  • 1 month ago

    I think, right now, you're seeing Jupiter... it's in the south south-east sky at about that time, and to the east of that is a dimmer star, which is Saturn. 

  • 1 month ago

    Its a weather satellite.

  • 1 month ago

    Hummm......9:30 PM....Southern skies....really bright so that i really shows up in the dusky skies.  I want to say that is Jupiter also.  You can tell if say a half hour later another " star"....actually is a planet.....shows up behind it. That would be Saturn.  BUT.....you said "  same position from my room ".  Saturn chases Jupiter across the sky -  SE to SW, all night so they dont stay stationary. IF an hour later you looked at this same spot...and its gone...its Jupiter....if its still there....IDK.

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  • 1 month ago

    I know the Star you are talking about

    South West of Orion?

    It is the Circumpolar Star Sirrius

     Also known as Canis Majoris or the Dog Star

    Pretty close on a Galactic Scale at 6 Light Years away

    And much bigger than Alpha Centauri

    Barnard's Star is the next Bright one out at 7 LYs

    Living in the Country does have its And I have been hooked on Space since the Moon Landings

    Below... the Ghost Nebula, look close

     Planets and Sattelites don't Twinkle

    Biggest of all is the ISS, with Binoculars you can see its shape

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  • 1 month ago

    Not an answerable question without more information.

  • ANDY
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    It is very likely to be Jupiter. It started appearing towards the end of July just before then just after sunset. Sometimes it's so close that it looks like a very small moon. I saw it once many years ago and was stupefied.

  • F
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    It’s the light on top if the Crystal Palace transmitter. 

  • 1 month ago

    I think you will find that it is the planet Saturn.

  • Jim
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The ONLY star that doesn't move is the North Star (Polaris), everything else moves even if slowly.

    I suggest an app for your smartphone, I personally use Skyview and Skywalk. Using VR, they tell you what you're looking at!

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