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Heads up! Leonid meteors this weekend

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posted on Nov, 15 2006 @ 05:50 PM
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From Space.com

The annual Leonid meteor shower could produce a strong outburst this weekend for residents of eastern North America and Western Europe.



There is a possibility of more than 100-150 meteors per hour, this year.
The moon is a Waning crescent now, and should be pretty much out of the picture this weekend.

Go somewhere dark.
Dress for the weather. Bring some lounge chairs, and enjoy!

I'll bump this on Friday..If I don't, I'm counting on you Jbird!

Read more here:
Leonids




posted on Nov, 15 2006 @ 06:57 PM
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Isn't the storm that just hit the south and is heading north going to obscure most of the view in the northeast?

I don't know if this has any tie, but in the last few nights I have been seeing increased shooting star activity here in VA. I was wondering if it was unusual, because I'd never seen so many in such a short time. Maybe this has something to do with it?



posted on Nov, 15 2006 @ 07:03 PM
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Thats a bummer about the storm..

but yes, on the other thing. Typically the meteor showers kind of Ramp up, to the big event, then slow down over the next few days, as we pass through the orbit of the comet that causes the shower..

in this case it's comet 55P /Temple Tuttle



posted on Nov, 15 2006 @ 07:05 PM
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Would you, Space Doubt, take a picture or two to share? I loved your shot of Orion's Belt.

Can you see the meteors with a naked eye?



posted on Nov, 15 2006 @ 07:17 PM
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Aww, I guess they won't be as far west as Alberta huh?




posted on Nov, 15 2006 @ 07:53 PM
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Yep!

You can see them with the naked eye.
The darker the sky, the more you will see.

I was definitely going to attempt some photos again.
This year, I was going to try video as well. With my Sony, on Nightshot settings.
I may get lucky..

Umbrax,
you might not see the peak of the shower, but the peak times aren't 100 percent accurate so you still stand a chance.
Otherwise, it's still a good shower all weekend, the Leonids are famous for "fireballs",
which in times past have brightened up the whole sky.



posted on Nov, 15 2006 @ 08:09 PM
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Cool. My area is looking at -7° C and Partly cloudy for this Friday night. Not optimal, but it could be way worse for this time of year.



posted on Nov, 15 2006 @ 08:23 PM
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Hey space'-

You beat me to it.

Didn't know the possible count was that high, this year.

That sounds alot better than the slightly disappointing Geminids, this year, eh?

I'll definately back you up , if need be.


And TA, I'm in VA, too, looks like the storm should be past us, by the weekend.

*crosses fingers*

off to check your link , space'



posted on Nov, 15 2006 @ 09:04 PM
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Jbird

Cool..give it a bump on Friday, If I miss it.
I'm looking forward to another chance with my new camera.
we're looking good weatherwise so far..



posted on Nov, 15 2006 @ 09:30 PM
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I'll be using my magical mod bumping powers this Friday while I'm at home.
It would be a shame if interested people missed out on this.



posted on Nov, 15 2006 @ 09:34 PM
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Yahoo, Mod Power. (BTW, love your avatar, work, U' )

Here's another link with a diagram, to help show the viewers where, in the sky, to look.

www.amsmeteors.org...

edit to add- Wow, just noticed if you scroll down to Meteor Shower Basics

there's an awsome pic of meteors from Above!

[edit on 15-11-2006 by Jbird]

[edit on 15-11-2006 by Jbird]



posted on Nov, 15 2006 @ 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by Jbird
And TA, I'm in VA, too, looks like the storm should be past us, by the weekend.

*crosses fingers*


That's good news. I'm looking forward to watching for this. Nothing like a good fireworks show in November.


Thanks for the heads up spacedoubt and Jbird!



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 05:53 AM
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in this case it's comet 55P /Temple Tuttle


That would be 55P/Tempel-Tuttle



[edit on 16-11-2006 by Mogget]



posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 02:17 PM
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LOL

Sorry Mr. Tempel..

Must be the lysdexia



posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 02:41 PM
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Ok, I'm gonna bump this before 'quitting time' EST, anyway.

Looking good for East Coast.(US)

I'll leave the evening bump to spacedoubt or Umbrax.

Good luck. Remember the later the better.



posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 07:05 PM
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Does anyone have any information on viewing around the UK?

Will they even be visable? If they are around what time?

Thanks and regards xS_Gx



posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 08:17 PM
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From Space.com

A brief surge of activity is expected begin around 11:45 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 18. In Europe, that corresponds to early Sunday morning, Nov. 19 at 4:45 GMT. The outburst could last up to two hours.



xSMOKING_GUNx,

Thats the time for the peak..But go out anytime over the weekend..And you should see
some good ones. Just look towards the East.



posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 09:22 PM
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Ok, I'm gonna be heading out soon,

so I'm gonna give this one last bump, in case anybody forgot.



I'll check in later if I have any luck.



posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 09:36 PM
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I don't know if this has any tie, but in the last few nights I have been seeing increased shooting star activity here in VA. I was wondering if it was unusual, because I'd never seen so many in such a short time. Maybe this has something to do with it?

Yup, like spacedoubt said.... It starts a few days before the peak and goes on for a few days after. I hope it's awesome, never seen a fireball yet.
Thanks spacedoubt!
p.s. I get the free newsletter from NASA too.



posted on Nov, 18 2006 @ 04:57 AM
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Thank you spacedoubt, and cheers for the heads up I am going to gather some warmth and head out on the moors tonight.

Regards xS_Gx



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