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Old 08-12-2010, 08:10 PM   #1
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Perseid Meteor Shower, 2010

It's cloudy and overcast here, just like every time in my rememberable history where I've gotten excited about a weather-dependent event.

I hope it's better wherever you are.

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The best time to watch for meteors will be from the late-night hours of Wednesday, Aug, 11 on through the predawn hours of Aug. 13 – two full nights and early mornings. Patient skywatchers with good conditions could see up to 60 shooting stars an hour or more.

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On the night of shower maximum, the Perseid radiant is not far from the famous "Double Star Cluster" of Perseus (hence the name, "Perseid"). Low in the northeast during the early evening, it rises higher in the sky until morning twilight ends observing. Shower members appearing close to the radiant have foreshortened tracks; those appearing farther away are often brighter, have longer tracks, and move faster across the sky.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:42 PM   #2
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It's cloudy and overcast here, just like every time in my rememberable history where I've gotten excited about a weather-dependent event.

I hope it's better wherever you are.
Yeah, I can say the same thing... years of looking... de nada
But hopefully this year
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:45 PM   #3
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... not here. unfortunately.
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:23 AM   #4
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Heavy cloud cover yet again.
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:33 AM   #5
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Wait, how can they call it "meteor"-ology when it stops us from seeing the meteors?
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:44 AM   #6
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My date cancelled on me. "Let me know next time there's a big meteor shower!"

Yeah I'll get right on that.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:25 AM   #7
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I should go out and look.

Tomorrow we're going to a party of the outdoor bonfire variety held by a friend who likes to sing and play guitar. So maybe we'll be able to look up in to the sky then,
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:43 AM   #8
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Juni, the Perseids will have passed by then, but you might still see a shooting star or two. Sounds like a lovely evening anyway.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:08 AM   #9
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Mum and Dad went out last night. Dad saw one, Mum saw five. Every time she pointed one out he'd already missed it.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:49 PM   #10
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I just saw one!
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:14 PM   #12
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:55 PM   #13
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While the Perseids *peak* on the 12th, you will still see a larger number of meteors for a couple of weeks on either side of that peak than you would normally.
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