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Perseid Meteor Shower

Post by tocyvi on Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:53 am

Over the next 5 nights, there is the opportunity to view the Perseid Meteor Shower. This is one of the best, and most easily seen, meteor showers to be witnessed in the astronomical calendar and you are virtually guaranteed a display of "shooting stars" or specks of dust entering the earth's atmosphere. Perseid will be at its best between 12-13 August.

It is best to use a reclining chair or risk a severe case of meteor-spotters neck-ache! Look towards the eastern sky and watch. The displays are always good to watch but sometimes you will be lucky enough to witness something really fantastic. We are lucky here in the Limousin, insofar as we have very little light pollution. As long as there are clear skies, it is an awe-inspiring sight.
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Post by DC on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:34 pm

While you are looking heavenwards have a look out for the International Space Station - it passes almost overhead the Limousin tonight at 21.36. See http://iss.astroviewer.net/observation.php

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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

Post by Inkflo on Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:24 pm

Let's hope the sky is clear then. Really would like to see both.
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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

Post by tocyvi on Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:10 pm

Thanks for the heads-up DC.
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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

Post by Spitfire48 on Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:27 pm

Has anyone seen it ?? Looked last night but couldn't see anything . UK news is showing how it is in the UK . Feeling left out :-(

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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

Post by tocyvi on Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:15 pm

Spitfire48 wrote:Has anyone seen it ?? Looked last night but couldn't see anything
Hi Spitfire. Ideal conditions last night - clear sky and loads of "shooting stars". You should be OK tonight as well but it starts to wane after tonight. There looks to be some wispy cloud about but I think it should still be fine. If you look towards the eastern sky, you should definitely see some. Good luck.

Oh! & I saw the Space Station as well.
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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

Post by redburmese on Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:02 pm

Sat in garden 11 o clock till 2,00 RIEN ,glad to say the wine made up for the no show !!!
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