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2015 Perseid meteor shower is going to be especially awesome

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posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 12:43 PM
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It's that time of the year again and the Perseid shower is upon us with this year being billed as a bit special.
This year the shower happens with a new moon , the first time since 2007 , with the show due to peak Aug 13th.

The Perseid meteor shower maximum is almost upon us, and this year especially, you don't want to miss it.

The annual August meteor shower is one of the most prolific natural light shows of the year with up to 100 shooting stars streaking across the sky per hour at its peak.

It's also the brightest of the annual meteor showers. In 2013 NASA declared the Perseid meteor shower the "Fireball Champion" because it had the most shooting stars that shone at least as brightly as Venus in the night sky.
www.latimes.com...





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posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 12:52 PM
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i enjoy watching the stars at night, you know looking for UFO's, USAP's etc. but really just watching and wondering. last night i saw the best shooting star i have ever seen. i came in reallllllly low and very slow and as it was burning up it started twisting shooting off white jets. simply amazing.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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a reply to: gortex

www.amsmeteors.org...

I check this site out. It's fun to see where people have reported.

My eye's are looking up.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 01:12 PM
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Living in the UK, the biggest obstacle to seeing the night sky and space beyond it as it truly is, is not NASA's alleged conspiracies and covert operations, but clouds. You'd think we'd get a nice clear night sky after these nice clear summer days, but no, the British weather pulls one over us almost every damn time.

So, never mind NASA or the Powers That Be, my biggest "f***k you" goes to the British weather.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: wildespace

According to the forecast I should be able to view tonight and tomorrow with cloudless skies but yeah , sods law , cloud for the best nights Wednesday and Thursday .... Bah !



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 02:35 PM
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I hope so, I got this one Sat. Night link to photo



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 02:43 PM
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Let's hope we get the sky for it. It was clear last night as I watched the ISS going over, twice actually... and incredibly bright last night, as bright as I've ever seen it, even well into three quarters of it's transit. I didn't see any of the shower though, although it has already started.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 02:45 PM
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Great picture.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 03:27 PM
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It will be clear every night up until then for me......then I'll most likely have thunderstorms all night long! You watch!



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: gortex

We are excited where we are. Planning on taking a few jeeps up to about 12,000'+, camping out, bonfire and lounging back under the show. Can't wait! It usually clears at night around here so we are hopeful we will be privvy to a very special vip viewing. lol I'll let u know the results, if we don't get bombarded with space rock.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 05:42 PM
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Thanks for the heads up.

I remember sitting on top of my chimmney many years ago when I was replacing the roof on my hose and watching this meteor shower while swigging a bottle of vino.

Can't wait. Cheers.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 05:49 PM
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Is anyone filming would be nice to see =)



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 06:10 PM
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Make sure you get plenty of pics and as much vid as you can. a reply to: SeeReeS




posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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originally posted by: nolabel
Make sure you get plenty of pics and as much vid as you can. a reply to: SeeReeS



Make that 'as able' to...only joking guys!



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 08:33 PM
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originally posted by: smurfy
Let's hope we get the sky for it. It was clear last night as I watched the ISS going over, twice actually... and incredibly bright last night, as bright as I've ever seen it, even well into three quarters of it's transit. I didn't see any of the shower though, although it has already started.
yeah watched iss last night myself go over scotland,still amazes me even tho i,ve saw it a few times,still watch in aww as it glides silently overhead. Apparently wednesday night is best time for us to see the perseid shower so i,ll be keeping my eyes out,not that i don,t look up constantly anyway lol



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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Looks like the 12th is the best day for me here near Portland.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 09:30 PM
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any chance of seeing it from new zealand....i hope so!



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 10:43 PM
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I'll be camping at 9,000 ft. in the Santa Rita Mts. I'm super excited. Have a clear night forecasted which you don't get a lot here during the monsoon. Enjoy the show folks



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 03:14 AM
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This will be a good time to put Sony A7 camera (with a wide-angle lens) to the test. The A7 can film the night sky in real-time with stars and the Milky Way visible.

www.youtube.com...



posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 06:42 AM
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From what I've read this seems to be a northern hemisphere phenonemon mainly.

Have any observers from the Southern Hemisphere seen anything decent?

As that's where I'm located, is it worth going outside these winter nights?



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