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May 6th, Debris from Halleys Comet - spectacular show!

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posted on May, 4 2011 @ 04:41 AM
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May 6th Sky watchers who look during the dark hours before dawn on Friday could see between 10 and 40 meteors per hour

Looking for an adventure? Get up in the wee hours of the morning May 6th and head out into the country, far from the city lights. You won't be alone. The birds will be up and singing about the coming dawn, and, of course, about the eta Aquarid meteor shower.

The eta Aquarids are best viewed from the southern hemisphere, but there's something special about them no matter where you live: "Each eta Aquarid meteoroid is a piece of Halley's Comet doing a kamikaze death dive into the atmosphere," explains NASA astronomer Bill Cooke. "Many people have never seen this famous comet, but on the morning of May 6th they can watch bits of it leave fiery trails across the sky."

Somthin to look forward to that dosnt involve Osama!!

Oh and if you cant make it outside, NASA will be hosting an all night chat here from 11 p.m. EDT (May 5) until 5 a.m. EDT (May 6).www.spaceweather.com...

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posted on May, 4 2011 @ 04:45 AM
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Thanks for the heads up. It'll look great out here because even the street lights are yellow for the observatories around town.



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 04:54 AM
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No worries! should be great



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 05:03 AM
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Given the comet is only visible every 70-75years I'm surpised pieces of it are in our vicinity.

Comet itself is not due again until 2060 roughly.



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 05:06 AM
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Although Halley's Comet is deep in the outer solar system at the moment and won't return to Earth until 2061, it treats us to a meteor shower twice a year as our planet passes by the debris cloud, In May we have the eta Aquarids, and in October the Orionids.




posted on May, 4 2011 @ 05:36 AM
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Originally posted by grindhouzer
reply to post by illuminatitanimulli
 


No worries! should be great


You, my friend, rock! Living in Aus, this is a brilliant opportunity. Thank you for the heads up!!!!



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 05:40 AM
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Your the best ! Thanks for the notice !



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 05:40 AM
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So morning of May 6th,USA time?
Damn it will be afternoon here.

Anyone who can watch it pleeeeeeease,take some pictures for the rest of us



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 05:43 AM
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I'm in the southern U.S. but I'll take a look outside anyways.
Thanks for the info. At least the weather is clearing here so hopefully it will be a clear evening (we're behind your time) and maybe I'll get to see too.



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 05:50 AM
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Nasa will be streaming a video aswell on the link provided in the op at somepoint that day!




posted on May, 4 2011 @ 05:58 AM
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bet ya 50 bucks its a cloudy night
woohoo for australia ! and ok nz too



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 06:00 AM
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thanks very much!!

can't wait to check it out, video camera is on charge as we speak!!



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 06:03 AM
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So In Australia (vic), what time\date can I expect to see the show?



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 06:06 AM
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Wait.... so.. if i live in Queensland, Australia will this happen before 6 am on the 6th?

Thanks in advance



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 06:15 AM
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So, this might occur Thursday night for Australia? when we're spinning into the tail?



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 06:30 AM
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This will be visible to us down here Friday night in NZ, and in QL




posted on May, 4 2011 @ 06:32 AM
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Originally posted by grindhouzer
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Nasa will be streaming a video aswell on the link provided in the op at somepoint that day!



Thanks



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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Hi Grindhouzer, do you know the best time frame to view on Friday night or just anytime between 11pm and 5am?
Thanks again



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 07:41 PM
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If your down under, as soon as it gets dark mate!



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 09:58 PM
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Thanks for the info, hopefully its not too cloudy



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