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PERSEID METEOR STORM-Watch & Hear them here Rain or Shine-Post your Sightings and pics!
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[quote:F-BVFA:MV8yMzE5MTg3XzM5NTU0MzA1XzhCRDFBRjM5] [quote:Hugh M Eye:MV8yMzE5MTg3XzM5NTUzOTIwXzU5Q0Q4NDVC] [quote:F-BVFA:MV8yMzE5MTg3XzM5NTUzODA3X0Y0NUQxOTRE] I got up in the middle of the night and saw a couple from my window to the East. Looked at the stars and then shooting stars appeared. Very pretty shooting stars and very bright they go so quickly maybe half a second at the most and they're gone. I wonder if there will be more tonight? How many days is this? :peace: [/quote] Wow, thanks for your report. The best one I've seen was about a week ago. Even though they peak at August 12, many sporadic Perseids can be seen for 10 days or more on either side of the peak date. We'll probably have a few stragglers reported next weekend, too. Peace. [/quote] Thank you. I got lucky. I will look again during the night. The sky should be clear. Maybe I will have to wait longer to see them. Will try and see if I am lucky again. I wonder if the astronauts in the International Space Station can see them? :peace: [/quote]
Perseid Meteor showers peaking now through tomorrow night. Thanks to our beloved internet we can observe them from our computers even if it's raining outside. Of course if you're blessed with clear, dark skies all you need is a lounge chair or blanket, some bug repellent and a pair of eyeballs. That's right, NO FANCY OPTICS REQUIRED.
Perseid viewing guide:
link to www.skyandtelescope.com
If it cloudy, raining, or light-polluted where you are, or you're just afraid to leave the cocoon.....there is a remedy.
The Meteor Detection site has a live feed of radar echoes (just click on the 'Live Audio' item in the menu.
Also, their 3D Meteor detector has been hoppin' all night:
link to www.merriott-astro.co.uk
Also there are live meteor cams galore-
UK Meteor Observation Network:
link to www.ukmeteorwatch.co.uk
Worldwide All-Sky Camera Network:
link to www.allskycam.com
NASA's Fireball Network;
link to fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov
More radar echoes heard from the US (I personally like the UK audio quality better):
link to topaz.streamguys.tv
More info on the Radar echoes:
link to spaceweatherradio.com
link to topaz.streamguys.tv
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