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From last 2 days I am observing a shiny star like shining object in the sky in almost same place at same time. Is there any possibility that it could be a satellite? Will satellite shine like a star in the sky due to any kind of reflection from the sun. I see it in the evening and in white light. I don't know how to verify but I am very curious to know what it is.

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I not 100% sure, but I think that satellites move very fast compared to a star. So you could know if it's a satellite using a camera. –  jinawee Nov 21 '13 at 15:15
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It would have to be a geo-synchronous satellite to stay in the same place. Those are quite far out, and I don't think you can see the sunlight reflecting off of one with your naked eye. You can definitely see satellites in low earth orbit at night with the right sun angle, but those will be obviously moving, even if just watching it for a second or two. These take something like 15 minutes to go horizon to horizon. What makes you think it isn't a star? –  Olin Lathrop Nov 21 '13 at 15:35
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Do you have an iPad? There are a couple of great free apps for identifying both celestial objects and satellites. –  David H Nov 21 '13 at 15:40
    
Its very bright unlike any star.and it is moving.i was riding and found it in a different location after some time. –  nemu Nov 21 '13 at 15:44
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There is not nearly enough information here to be answered on any site. When exactly was this seen? Where on Earth did you observe this? Where was the object? How did it move? A lot? A little? With respect to background stars? (After all, the stars move just as much as the Sun or Moon.) Was it in the East or West or some other direction? Did it flicker? How dark is your sky (how many stars can you see)? –  Chris White Nov 21 '13 at 19:22

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Bright "star" in the evening = Venus

http://www.universetoday.com/106160/bright-venus-takes-center-stage-in-november/

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That was my first thought, but then nemu says in a comment: Its very bright unlike any star.and it is moving –  John Rennie Nov 21 '13 at 16:42
    
Well it is brighter than any star and it "moves" as the Earth rotates :-) –  Philip Gibbs Nov 21 '13 at 16:54

This great software can help you.

http://www.stellarium.org/

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