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Perseid meteor shower August 12

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posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 08:56 AM
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The annual Perseid Meteor shower is on its way, actually it starts in mid July but will peak on Thursday August 11/12. Observers in North America might be able to see up to 200 meteor an hour which is more than usual due to a newer filament of dust from Comet Swift-Tuttle. May be this has something to do with the recent meteor shower is the western states.




posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 07:08 AM
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www.nasa.gov...

This is a good year for Perseids, for two reasons, explains Bill Cooke of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. First, the Moon is new in mid-August; moonlight won't spoil the show. Second, in addition to the usual shower on August 12th, there might be an extra surge of meteors on August 11th caused by a filament of dust newly drifting across Earth's orbit.

........ The filament, like all the rest of the dust in the Perseid cloud, comes from Comet Swift-Tuttle........

......Later that night, observers in North America can see the "traditional Perseid peak" caused by the older dust from Swift-Tuttle. "Expect 40 to 60 meteors per hour, some of them bright," says Cooke......

Comet Swift-Tuttle is big, about the same size as the asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs 65 million years ago, and as recently as 1992 it seemed that Swift-Tuttle might strike Earth in the year 2126. New data and calculations show otherwise, though.

Wow doesn`t this bring back memories of a hoax that recently went around....

The dust to hit the earth, then a huge meteor that is in the middle.... Interesting huh? bwahaha... Well seriously though, It sounds like it will be a beautiful show! Cant wait to see it.......



posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 09:18 AM
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somehow the meteor shower reminds me of that one scene in armegaddon where it hits paris



posted on Aug, 11 2004 @ 09:41 AM
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Here is the origanal post on this story.



posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 01:13 AM
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I saw a few early Wednesday morning and a lot more tonight. Fortuantly the weather coroporated for us in East Florida, a little calm before the storm I suppose. A lot of faint ones, a few good ones leaving a smoke trail for a second or two, at best I was able to see about 4 per minute, nothing like the '93 maybe '94 show of the Perseids where it seemed like there were up to 100 a minute.




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