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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby Aratus » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:44 pm

Gfamily2 wrote:
Aratus wrote::cry:

They haven't ended, we can expect to see some over the next couple of nights at least. We were seeing one every 10 minutes or so while distracted with a telescope on Friday, so if it's clear tonight or tomorrow there's a good chance of seeing some.

ETA - though I've just checked your location - maybe you'll get some decent thunderstorms instead!

Very decent thunderstorms! Actually the sky cleared between 2157 and 2211 this evening. (all-sky camera came in handy) I saw 8 great meteors before it clouded up! That's pretty good going. I think the peak was this morning sometime, so there were still quite a few about this evening. I agree it is always worth trying a few days before and after. I've sometimes had better displays then than the so called 'peak'. I'm still having a :cry: though, when I think of the dozens that I might have seen . . .
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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby Graeme1858 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:26 pm

I went out and had a look last night but either my bed time was too early or the gaps between the clouds were too small. Didn't see any!

Mars is still nice and bright though!
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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby Aratus » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:13 pm

Shame. I'd say 'there's always next year', but there is full moon then!! :roll:

Mars is a good sight. Non-astronomical friends have remarked upon it.
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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:15 pm

How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:16 pm

Aratus wrote:Shame. I'd say 'there's always next year', but there is full moon then!! :roll:

Mars is a good sight. Non-astronomical friends have remarked upon it.


I haven't quite got there yet but there comes a time in one's life when next year could be too late.
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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby Graeme1858 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:34 pm

I think that every time the JWST gets delayed!
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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby Aratus » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:55 pm

The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof wrote:
Aratus wrote:Shame. I'd say 'there's always next year', but there is full moon then!! :roll:

Mars is a good sight. Non-astronomical friends have remarked upon it.


I haven't quite got there yet but there comes a time in one's life when next year could be too late.


It is certainly true that 'years' become less 'disposable' as time goes on.

For those who don't need to count the years - or those who want to be optimistic about the future . . .
2019 - full moon :cry:
2020 - waning crescent :)
2021 - waxing crescent :D
2022 - full moon :cry:
2023 - waning crescent :)
2024 - waxing half moon :D
2025 - waning gibbous :cry:
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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:25 pm

I caught 3 on camera last night. This is one of them:

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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:23 pm

How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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