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Is twinkly "star" we see at night Mars ?
Twinkly "red" star that is. There appears to be only one star that has that red tinge.
- ?Lv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
It will either be Mars or Aldebaran, as they are the only two reddish colored stars visible right now in the evening.
Despite popular opinion, all stars and planets twinkle if the atmosphere contains sufficient turbulence.
If you see two bright reddish stars in the west around 8pm, Mars will be the one a little to the North. You can use the star map below to locate it. I don't know your location, so I set it to Mt Palomar near San Diego. But if you are anywhere in the US, the map will be good enough. If OS, then just change the location by clicking on the location at the top right of the map. You will need to set your time which is displayed and set just below the map.
- marsLv 71 month ago
I like Venus after dusk, or before sunrise. It's the third brightest object in the sky; including the stars.
- lenpol7Lv 71 month ago
It could be MARS, but there again it could be one of millions of stars and planets. The 'twinkly' bit is caused by the Earth's atmosphere, 'breaking up' the light.
Although it appears to be a 'star' , Mars is a planet. The word 'planet' means 'wandering star' from the Classical Greek language.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Depends on what time you are looking and which direction.
Right now, Mars is setting in the west around midnight.
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- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
Mars generally looks like a bright orange star but I wouldn't say it twinkles.
- Bill-MLv 71 month ago
Mars is not a Star it is a Planet and it does not twinkle.
There are TWO Red Stars that can be easily seen. What causes Stars to Twinkle is the Earth's Atmosphere.
The two Red Stars are Betelgeuse and Antares, both Red Giants
- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
its possible, you could try typing this on the search bar and it might tell you
- KennyBLv 71 month ago
Mars is currently setting at about 1 AM so if you are seeing this low in the west.....