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Perseid Meteor Shower to Yield 80 Meteors an Hour

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posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 01:45 PM
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news.nationalgeographic.com...


he Perseid meteor shower will have to fight it out with a bright moon for visibility this year, but astronomers are still predicting a dazzling show. From any vantage point in the world, you might see more than 80 meteors an hour streak across the sky during the best viewing time, when the moon's glare will be weakest—late Tuesday night and into the wee hours of Wednesday, local cloud and lighting conditions permitting.


So head's up big big show Tuesday night!!!!

80 a hour gonna be a hella sight folk's

Spread the word..might not get a chance like this for a long time.. to see such a show.




posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 01:47 PM
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video tape it, you might see some UFO's at the same time




posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 01:50 PM
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Originally posted by warrenb
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video tape it, you might see some UFO's at the same time



lmfao i bet ya youtube will be flooded with video's Wednesday morning.
lol
still interesting i will get me a case of beer and sit out tomorrow night...redneck astronomy 101


[edit on 10-8-2009 by TheAmused]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 01:58 PM
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Thanks for the reminder Amused.
I was on the roof with my daughter Friday evening (don't tell gramma) and we were hoping to see something. I just can't wait. Prolly going to have to make a late night of it sometime this week. Thanks again!



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 01:58 PM
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Of course like every other year, its going to be clouded over and raining. No show for me AGAIN this year



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 02:03 PM
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yeah im gonna take my kid out allso.
i think it gonna be clear tomorrow night here.
i hope so lol

she aint never seen anything like it just 4 years old.
she already think's aliens are real ..so it should be fun



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 03:03 PM
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Anyway to see what time it is visible in northern sweden?

Second.......



posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 12:48 AM
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ok , I've been out there 3 times tonight. The 1st two times were with my boys and that was before midnight. I just got back in from almost an hour of star gazing and I didn't see any! Last night I watched for maybe 20 min and saw 3. I know they said its best between midnight and 5 am, but it's past midnight... and Nothing..... sure no 80 an hour.



posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 12:59 AM
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the peak will be from 2 am till 3 am MOUNTAIN time.........still 2 hours away from prime time

[edit on 12-8-2009 by theRiverGoddess]



posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 04:19 AM
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Here in Eastern Iowa went out to a nearby State Park/lake with a few friends. Fought fog and a bright moon but managed to see about 50-100 of them from about 1:45am-3:30am or so. Some big and bright, lots of little quick ones.

At one point, a big orange ball of fire lit up the north sky. My first thought was flare gun. I was most likely right because it faded away quickly after hovering about 20 seconds. Pulled out my camera just in case, was pretty funny watching the people I was with freak out though.



posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by QBSneak000
Of course like every other year, its going to be clouded over and raining. No show for me AGAIN this year

I'm in the same boat. We had a nasty big electrical storm late last night, so I wasn't able to shoot saturn like I had hoped, nor was I able to see any meteors. It finally cleared up around the time I went to work at 4am, but I had to leave for work so I couldn't stay to look. Maybe tonight IF the weather cooperates I can set up the telescope and try to catch any straggler meteorites impacting the night side of the moon. If so I'll post a link to the live feed, but it'll be extra early in the morning if that occurs, and since we're past the peak I'll probably be lucky to catch anything at all.

[edit on 12-8-2009 by ngchunter]



posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 08:16 PM
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Originally posted by warrenb
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video tape it, you might see some UFO's at the same time




Me and my brother both saw 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no joke.



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