Meteor Shower Tonight (Aug 12th)

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Re: Meteor Shower Tonight

Postby SixTwoEight » 12 Aug 2010 15:40

BBC > Meteor spectacle 'set to dazzle'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10941034

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Re: Meteor Shower Tonight

Postby judoblo » 12 Aug 2010 16:13

Can someone remind me where Perseus is, roughly?

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Re: Meteor Shower Tonight

Postby Funar » 12 Aug 2010 16:59

In the late evening it will be North or North East. Below the "W" of Cassiopeia. This is the radiant but not where you should look. You should look about 45 degrees away from here in the best direction for you, overhead, East or West. If you trace the line back to Perseus then it is a Perseid. We seen a couple a few nights ago as well as a few sporadics that definitely weren't Perseids. Good luck and clear skies!

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Re: Meteor Shower Tonight

Postby SixTwoEight » 12 Aug 2010 17:50

I used to watch these as a kid in the late 80's and early 90's I can only view from Cassiopeia to the Pole Star to the Plough to Vega.. nothing under the W of Cassiopeia as that's street light level :(

I can however see the Plough to the Pole Star from my bedroom window

What I'm saying is that these meteors can appear anywhere in the area I describe above, I said stars and star systems going anti-clockwise in the sky

so I can view Cassiopeia > Pole Star > The Plough > Vega > Cassiopeia

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Re: Meteor Shower Tonight

Postby judoblo » 12 Aug 2010 18:25

Funar wrote:Below the "W" of Cassiopeia.
Now I know Funar's been on the drink. lol

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Re: Meteor Shower Tonight

Postby Funar » 12 Aug 2010 19:02

judoblo wrote:
Funar wrote:Below the "W" of Cassiopeia.
Now I know Funar's been on the drink. lol

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Follow the line from gamma to delta and keep going and that's Perseus.

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Re: Meteor Shower Tonight

Postby Funar » 13 Aug 2010 00:32

Seen a few beauties tonight. Benny too. I know Keyop and gooner seen some as well. Get any pics this year Keyop?

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Re: Meteor Shower Tonight

Postby Keyop » 13 Aug 2010 08:15

No pics Funar. I only went outside for a few minutes around midnight, saw 4 really bright ones, the best I've seen for long time, since I was a kid in fact when I saw a big meteor streak across the sky before it was dark.

It was a case of just look up last night :)

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Re: Meteor Shower Tonight (Aug 12th)

Postby Funar » 11 Aug 2011 17:29

This year the peak is on Saturday night. It's also Full Moon so even if we had clear skies, which we won't, I would say this is a bad year to view the Perseids.

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Re: Meteor Shower Tonight (Aug 12th)

Postby Funar » 10 Aug 2012 16:25

Here we go again. :fingerscrossed: for some nice meteors. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19196174

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