What is the brightest star?

Answer

The bright star or planet in the west is called Venus as it blazed the sky at dusk in 2012 in the month of April. It is the brightest planet in the sky and right under it is Jupiter which is also very bright. You can find more information on this by visiting the sites earthsky and astronomycentral.
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Absolute magnitude. Two stars of the same absolute magnitude usually do not have the same apparent magnitude because one may be much farther from us than the other. The other that
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Venus, the planet. Jupiter is out there as well, until 10 PM or so when they set. The brightest star out that way, still visible a bit later, is Capella in the constellation Aquila.
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Without even looking, I'm going to guess a planet - either Venus or Saturn, since I think those two were the "evening stars" in the west this month, while Jupiter was rising
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The star you are looking at tonight (Aug 6) to the right of the moon, is actually
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