1. trucky's Avatar
    Perseids: Best Meteor Viewing Tonight


    Tonight will be a great chance to see the Perseid meteor shower at its peakand the annual sky show is especially dazzling this year.
    The Perseids light up the night when Earth passes through a trail of debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle, which swings past the sun roughly every 130 years. (See Perseids pictures.)



    Perseids start streaking across the sky as early as July and continue through late August. But the meteors usually peak in mid-August, with average rates of 70 to 80 shooting stars an hour.
    Powerful Perseids This Year
    This year's Perseids are even showier than normal, with an expected peak rate of a hundred meteors an hour. Wednesday night through Thursday dawn offeres viewers the best chance to see the most Perseids without as much glare from the waning gibbousor just past fullmoon.

    After tonight, though, the numbers of shooting stars should taper off, with a rare bright streak appearing only occasionally.
    08-11-10 12:48 PM
  2. WhoolioPreludee's Avatar
    Cool. Thanks for the heads up.

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    08-11-10 12:54 PM
  3. trucky's Avatar
    You're welcome. I love sitting out on a nice summer night watching the stars and fireflies.
    08-11-10 01:31 PM
  4. WhoolioPreludee's Avatar
    That sounds like a great idea. Spend time with the family... Ask my daughter about her first day of school..... Spend time with our newborn..... And with the wifey.....

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    08-11-10 01:54 PM
  5. WhoolioPreludee's Avatar
    Nope. Saw nothing.

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    08-12-10 12:55 AM
  6. WhoolioPreludee's Avatar
    Don't know if its because of light pollution but Nope. Saw nothing.

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    08-12-10 12:56 AM
  7. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    I see nothing, but that's because of clouds.

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    08-12-10 02:13 AM
  8. trucky's Avatar
    Tonight should be another great night, if the weather cooperates. Best to find a dark spot away from city lights and lay on your back, not stand and try to look up. I had terrible thunderstorms here most of the night so not much chance to view either.
    08-12-10 06:42 AM
  9. pyrus's Avatar
    saw nothing here either
    08-12-10 03:46 PM
  10. wnm's Avatar
    Total cloud cover last night. I have seen it before though.
    08-13-10 06:39 AM
  11. WhoolioPreludee's Avatar
    Again saw nothing.... I give up

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    08-13-10 09:28 AM
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