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Calmness 05.10.2011 15:55

Wish upon a shooting star... or 1000
 
Just noticed and article regarding Saturday:

http://earthsky.org/space/astronomer...r-october-2011

In short, Saturday evening there will be around 1000 shooting stars an hour near the constellation Draco.

So if the weather is good it will be free and beautiful entertainment for everybody

Enjoy!

Guest 05.10.2011 16:01

Re: Wish upon a shooting star... or 1000
 
Unfortunately it coincides with an almost full moon, so many will go unseen :(

Calmness 05.10.2011 16:05

Re: Wish upon a shooting star... or 1000
 
WTB Lunar eclipse...

angelbutler 05.10.2011 18:31

Re: Wish upon a shooting star... or 1000
 
Lived in the Jura when I was 13 and got to see the meteor shower of '93. Was amazing.

Kittster 05.10.2011 18:32

Re: Wish upon a shooting star... or 1000
 
Also, bad weather announced as of tomorrow...

cricketer 05.10.2011 22:29

Re: Wish upon a shooting star... or 1000
 
oh pooh!
just in case which direction?



Quote:

Originally Posted by Kittster (Post 1365903)
Also, bad weather announced as of tomorrow...


gata 05.10.2011 22:48

Re: Wish upon a shooting star... or 1000
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cricketer (Post 1366159)
oh pooh!
just in case which direction?

straight up

Guest 05.10.2011 22:59

Re: Wish upon a shooting star... or 1000
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cricketer (Post 1366159)
oh pooh!
just in case which direction?

"up and slightly left" from Polaris/North Star

Polaris is the right hand star of Ursa Minor in this diagram (which is deliberately upside down to show the perspective when you're looking due north), they'll come mostly out of the triangular head of Draco...

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gata 08.10.2011 18:42

Re: Wish upon a shooting star... or 1000
 
OK here in Geneva is cold and wet and cloudy so i guess there will be nothing to see

Guest 08.10.2011 19:13

Re: Wish upon a shooting star... or 1000
 
Yup, we've got 9 oktas of cloud cover and steady rain here in Not-So-Sunny Scotia... :(

...looks like the only Heavenly Body I'll see tonight is the OH :D



On the positive side, we did see eight or ten of the little chaps last night, so owt better than nowt, I suppose :dunno:


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