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Meteor shower
« on: August 05, 2005, 08:13:28 PM »
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  • August 11th
    Supposed to be one of the best ever, hopefully there's no clouds
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    Re: Meteor shower
    « Reply #1 on: August 05, 2005, 08:20:42 PM »
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  • Looking a little cloudy at the moment..arrggh. Hopefully it will clear a bit. It's the Perseids this time of year, right? Or is that the one in November...
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    Re: Meteor shower
    « Reply #2 on: August 05, 2005, 08:29:09 PM »
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  • yup you got it,  not sure what the other one is called though :-\

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    Re: Meteor shower
    « Reply #3 on: August 11, 2005, 02:13:42 PM »
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    yeeeeaaaah meteors!!!

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    Re: Meteor shower
    « Reply #4 on: August 11, 2005, 02:15:37 PM »
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  • Leonids....

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    Re: Meteor shower
    « Reply #5 on: August 11, 2005, 02:32:03 PM »
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  • What time is the supposed to be the best to see it?
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    Re: Meteor shower
    « Reply #6 on: August 11, 2005, 04:58:21 PM »
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  • What time is the supposed to be the best to see it?

    Actually after midnight tonight, so actually on the 12th...

    This is from the NASA website:

    July 22, 2005: Got a calendar? Circle this date: Friday, August 12th. Next to the circle write "before sunrise" and "Meteors!" Attach all of the above to your refrigerator in plain view so you won't miss the 2005 Perseid meteor shower.

    The Perseids come every year, beginning in late July and stretching into August. Sky watchers outdoors at the right time can see colorful fireballs, occasional outbursts and, almost always, long hours of gracefully streaking meteors. Among the many nights of the shower, there is always one night that is best. This year: August 12th.

    The source of the shower is Comet Swift-Tuttle. Although the comet is nowhere near Earth, the comet's wide tail does intersect Earth's orbit. We glide through it every year in July and August. Tiny bits of comet dust hit Earth's atmosphere traveling 132,000 mph. At that speed, even a tiny smidgen of dust makes a vivid streak of light--a meteor--when it disintegrates. The shower is most intense when Earth is in the dustiest part of the tail.

    Perseid meteors fly out of the constellation Perseus, hence their name. The best time to watch is during the hours before sunrise when Perseus is high in the sky: sky map. Between 2 a.m. and dawn on August 12th, if you get away from city lights, you could see hundreds of meteors. Scouts, this is a good time to go camping!

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    Re: Meteor shower
    « Reply #7 on: August 11, 2005, 05:04:03 PM »
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  • DP in the meteor showers. I can't wait. ;D :o ;D
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    Re: Meteor shower
    « Reply #8 on: August 11, 2005, 05:28:03 PM »
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  • DP in the meteor showers. I can't wait. ;D :o ;D

    Not a bad thought at all, sk....at the moment, the thought of being in the water before dawn with a little well and the meteors overhead sounds reallllllly good. Of course, my opinion may change when the alarm clock goes off at 4am..  ;)
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    Re: Meteor shower
    « Reply #9 on: August 12, 2005, 01:28:57 AM »
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  • anyone see anything yet? im gonna go out back at 2 and if i see anything im gonna stay out a while but i went out about an hour ago and did see anything

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    Re: Meteor shower
    « Reply #10 on: August 12, 2005, 02:16:28 AM »
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  • just saw this post thing and went out and looked and i didnt see much. just a big black thing in the sky

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    Re: Meteor shower
    « Reply #11 on: August 12, 2005, 09:50:55 AM »
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  • does any one know about the fact that Mars is suppose to be really big in the sky next to the moon right now?  I haven't been able to figure it out just yet.
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    Re: Meteor shower
    « Reply #12 on: August 12, 2005, 09:56:10 AM »
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  • Got up a little extra early but, I only saw two light up. By the time I got to the ocean I couldn't see the stars because of fog and cloud cover.. O'well atleast the waves were fun.
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    Re: Meteor shower
    « Reply #13 on: August 12, 2005, 10:14:26 AM »
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  • Saw one last night. Almost missed it.

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    Re: Meteor shower
    « Reply #14 on: August 12, 2005, 11:20:29 AM »
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  • Nothing like a good meteor shower.  Always liked to clean the perseids off with a shower but when the leonids appear and start to get close to the moon, nothing but a bath will do.