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So,Perseids Meteor Shower is Tonight!

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:46 AM
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Is any one out watching it,or am I the only one who knows about it.
The moon is a little to bright,but I have seen a few streaks across the sky.
They say it should be better closer to dawn here in the US.
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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:47 AM
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I think you mean Perseid.
It will peak in three or four days.

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:48 AM
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THANKS! I had no idea.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:51 AM
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Supposed to peak Saturday morning, but the the moon will be full then. I read earlier today that tonight will be pretty good viewing as you get closer to dawn. Plan on staying up and checking it out later. Could be as much as 30-40 per hour tonight and as many as 120/hr on Saturday. Have fun and good luck viewing!



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:51 AM
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In case anyone is interested,,
"So,Pleiades Meteor Shower is Tonight!"

Pleiades in pic, soho?




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"I think you mean Perseid.
It will peak in three or four days. "
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so we won't be able to see it from above "picture,, yes its old but it shows alignments,,,
so would "Perseid's." be in the above image anywhere?

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 12:56 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
I think you mean Perseid.
It will peak in three or four days.

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Thanks,Phage,my bad.


And when we say August 12 or 13, we mean the morning hours after midnight – not that night. Unfortunately, the full moon will spoil 2011′s Perseid display, obscuring all but the brighter meteors, during the shower’s actual peak. But you will see Perseids in the weeks leading up to the peak, too, if you have dark skies. These typically fast and bright meteors radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus the Hero. You don’t need to know Perseus to watch the shower because the meteors appear in all parts of the sky.


I corrected the title.
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earthsky.org...
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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:01 AM
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The Perseids appear to originate in Perseus.
Perseus is above and out of the field of view in that image.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:05 AM
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im in pa, and a little after 9 pm i saw one. it was green...are they supposed to be green, i do not know to much about them at all. I almost pulled my car over.

i only saw the one it was very bright! very cool, thanks for the heads up I will be on the look out for more !



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:06 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
I think you mean Perseid.
It will peak in three or four days.

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PERSEID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. International observers are now reporting nearly 20 Perseids per hour, a number that will increase as the shower reaches its peak on August 12-13.


actually it will peak tomorrow and friday phage.
www.spaceweather.com...



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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:07 AM
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I have noticed more meteors in the last two weeks, but tonight is kinda slow. Persius is on the horizon, ironically this is the first night I've seen clouds in nearly a month. Saw a goody last night with a smoke trail and a greenish glow. Hope to see more of those.

You are not alone.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:07 AM
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Not by my calendar.
Or spaceweather's

The best time to look is Saturday morning, Aug. 13, just before dawn when the Moon is low and meteor rates are peaking.

www.spaceweather.com...
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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:10 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
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Not by my calendar.


do you have a supporting link for your calendar? I think the one i produced is very credible no?



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:11 AM
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See edit above.
Saturday looks like three days to me.


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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:12 AM
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That would be in 2 days.

This year's show is supposed to be unimpressive, considering their proximity to the moon, as well as their peak rate being the lowest since 2007 (about 100 per hour).



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
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Not by my calendar.
Or spaceweather's

The best time to look is Saturday morning, Aug. 13, just before dawn when the Moon is low and meteor rates are peaking.

www.spaceweather.com...
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right today is the 11th and the 13th before dawn is 53 or so hours away not 3-4 days just sayin

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:13 AM
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k,, thnk-u,,




would that be one,, long streak,,left bottom half section,,,
and im assuming big bright, thing ,,top right half,,is either,, Venus,,Jupiter,,or ,,Saturn,,

just guessing
thanks



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:13 AM
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Criminy. This place is getting ridiculous.
Today is the 10th. The peak is on the 13th.
What's 13 - 10?



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:14 AM
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Meteors do not appear outside of Earth's atmosphere.
That is a cosmic ray striking the sensor.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:15 AM
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That would be the effect of time zones, I'm guessing. For me, it's 2 days.
2 days and 2 hours, to be specific, going by just before dawn.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 01:16 AM
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I'm pretty new to this. Is the really bright thing below and to the right of persius Jupiter? I just know it doesn't go with the stars.




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