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Old 13.08.2013, 21:49
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Re: perseid meteor shower

Climbed up onto the roof for a romantic moment, no torches/flashlight, saw two meteors, then heard an animal rustling in the bushes below, froze and the fog started rolling in.
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Old 15.11.2013, 13:35
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Re: perseid meteor shower

don't know whether there is a sky beyond these clouds, or whether the full moon is too bright, but we've got to look up some time:

http://www.chiff.com/science/leonids.htm
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essent...r-shower-guide
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Re: perseid meteor shower

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Re: perseid meteor shower

From NASA:

"The Perseid meteor shower is known as one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing fast and bright meteors that frequently leave trains, but in 2014, a nearly full moon will upstage the show."

in case someone has access to a patch of open skies...
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Re: perseid meteor shower

Whats the best expected time?
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Old 12.08.2014, 22:15
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according to wikipedia, pre-dawn hours would be most suitable to observe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseids
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Re: perseid meteor shower

Thanks for the reminder! Will be up on night feeds with baby, so no alarm needed Hope it will be clear later!
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Old 17.03.2015, 00:48
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Re: perseid meteor shower

Fire-ball have been spotted over the skies of Austria and Switzerland. It's not yet the time to pack up and flee Armageddon

Scientists found explanation that it was meteorite flying by relatively close to the planet of Earth. Cheer up and goodnight!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/scie...d-Austria.html

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Re: perseid meteor shower

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essent...r-shower-guide

nowadays, 28-29th July, delta aquarids will be lighting up the sky, if any would be visible through the clouds...

then, come 1st August, fireworks illuminate the sky

and finally, 12-13th August, perseids will appear again.
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Re: perseid meteor shower

http://www.canterburytimes.co.uk/Perseid-meteor-shower-need-know/story-27573509-detail/story.html

Bumping this thread. Tonight and tomorrow night should be peak viewing this year

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/33852793
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Re: perseid meteor shower

Soo looking forward to the Perseid meteor showers,and it's supposed to be the best this year.I studied Astronomy in college,and used to watch this out in the California high desert of Joshua Tree.Hopefully my old Pilatus will have to do again this year with my friends.
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Re: perseid meteor shower

Much of Switzerland has clear skies tonight, go to some dark countryside,

http://www.meteocentrale.ch/de/europ...ils/N-3518042/
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where we live there is absolutely no light pollution. Last night between midnight and 3 am, we had 15 musicians jamming in the fileld behind us, toally clear skies, a glowing campfire and constant meteor showers, shooting stars- wow oh wow.
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Re: perseid meteor shower

it's raining geminids:

http://gizmodo.com/the-biggest-meteo...d-a-1747583580
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Re: perseid meteor shower

I saw a nice bight one last night with really long tail.
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Old 13.12.2015, 19:35
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Re: perseid meteor shower

Some sort of high level fog tonight where I am in Zürich; hope it clears before the peak!
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We've had totally cler skies for many nights, and there is no light polution here... so will dress warmly and go and have a look later, thanks.
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Re: perseid meteor shower

um, guys... i think, it is happening again:

http://earthsky.org/tonight/perseid-...night-and-dawn
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http://earthsky.org/tonight/perseid-...night-and-dawn
Took the dogs for a walk an hour ago before going shooting star viewing.
The whole sky now has this high level mist; I cannot see a single star, shooting or otherwise
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Took the dogs for a walk an hour ago before going shooting star viewing.
The whole sky now has this high level mist; I cannot see a single star, shooting or otherwise
Yep.

Saw them the first time on a crystal clear night while sailing on lake Superior. Seen them a few times since, I guess about every 4th or 5th year, never quite the same as that first time.
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