Moving Bright Sparkling Star seen on the Kathmandu Sky

Posted by: Aneesh Lohani

Is there anything on the news about a large, bright sparkling star in the heavens? I've been following a star (could be a planet, maybe Venus) towards the east for the last 30 minutes. It's 5:38 am right now in Kathmandu. Over the last 30 minutes, the star travelled an eye distance of one foot (which could be thousands of miles) on a 45- degree angle to the right. It got smaller gradually and dimmed into the veil of the morning atmosphere. It was at a verticle 30-degree angle to the east (from a sitting position) and went up to about 75 degrees slightly taking to the right in 30 minutes. It was amazingly big and sparkling compared to the other stars in the neighborhood – could be a planet or a passing asteroid. Let's see if it shows up tomorrow also. I thought I'd share this experience. Any astronomy enthusiasts here – maybe you have a clue?

Pardon my excitement about this.

Moving Bright Sparkling Star seen on the Kathmandu Sky was last modified: October 3rd, 2007 by Aneesh Lohani

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  1. Karen

    Im really shocked last Saturday night here in Baguio City Philippines because I went out together with my husband and kids to see the sky because it was really so clear. Then suddenly, to my surprise, I saw a star moving so fast. then I let my husband saw it and then he also sawone more but going in another direction. All in all, we saw 8 stars moving and 1 meteor shower4 because that was like a fireworks but it wasnt…. We were wondering if those were airplane/jetplane but it reallt wasnt because it was so fast.. Can I have a news/report about this because Im really shocked. I just prayed to the Lord, that what ever that is. He will guide my family…… Can I ask the readers to enlighten me more about this…. Thank you so much and Godbless us all…. If you have any idea about this, may I request tha you email me(

  2. Aneesh Lohani Post author

    Saw the star today also at exactly 4:45 am. It is flickering from view, maybe, due to mist, cloud and haze in the atmosphere. But, it’s surprisingly shiny and big. Apart from the moon at 90 degrees, that’s the only shiny object visible. I’ve been looking at the direction I saw the object yesterday, and couldn’t locate it until 4:45 am in the morning. Maybe, due to excessive light polution, this is probably the best time gaze at stars. If it’s a satellite, I want to know why it’s snoopin’ at my backyard for the 2nd day. This spectackle is worth watching.

  3. sanjib

    What a coincidence! I too saw that bright object early in the morning. I saw that object in the Western Sky. I thought it might be Venus, but after hearing from you all, I too am surprised about it.

  4. pawan

    It could be a satellite. As described by poster, there is high chance that it is a satellite. Venus does not travel one foot angle in 30 minutes.

  5. dhilung

    I saw that too. It was around 8:30PM yesterday. Everyone around was surprised by the way it was sparkling. Some of them even suspected as UFO.
    Lets see if it shows up today too.

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