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'Great Show': Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Sunday Night

  1. Aug 12, 2007 #1

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    Don't forget, tonight is supposed to be awesome. Unfortunately civilisation has crept up on me so there is always light and my idiot neighbors keep all their outdoor lights on, so I will probably see nothing.

    'Great Show': Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Sunday Night

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20070811/sc_space/greatshowperseidmeteorshowerpeakssundaynight
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2007 #2

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    My area is pretty light polluted, but hopefully I'll be able to see something! Thanks for the reminder, Evo.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2007 #3
    Grrrr@ neighbor who refused to turn off the outside lights for even a few hours! And I worked too long today to even think of taking a drive out to the countryside:zzz:
     
  5. Aug 13, 2007 #4
    Out of the 3 friends I called, none of them wanted to go in the middle of nowhere to watch this thing... Oh well, I'll just go in my backyard and see how it goes.

    I will never forget the amazing Leonid shower some years ago.
     
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  6. Aug 13, 2007 #5

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    Well, I missed the heart of it but did walk to the edge of the site. Lots of Sodium lights to the west of me, but I had a pretty good view to the east. In about a 1/2 hr I saw several small meteors, one of which just kept going, it must have traversed a 1/3 of the sky, but was never very bright. I did see 3 very nice bright meteors in the 30min I had. I did not go out to look until nearly 2am PDT.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2007 #6

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    Theres a load of light pollution where I am but I did manage to see one of the brighter ones.
     
  8. Aug 13, 2007 #7

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    I saw about three during a 5 minute period very early pre-dawn Sunday... in spite of all of the small-city lights and the haze. Unfortunately, the usual cloud cover returned on Sunday nght/Monday morning.
     
  9. Aug 13, 2007 #8
    I only saw a single meteor. It was bright and variable. That is, the streak was bright at the two ends and faint in the middle, with a very bright portion about 3/4 of the way. Light polution where I live is pretty bad. Even so, a few years ago I saw about 2 or 3 a minute. I thought the show was called off last night.
     
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