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Perseids Meteor Shower

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:09 am
by thewig
The Meteor shower reaches it's best tonight and tomorrow night.
Anybody know whereabouts in the sky?

I have heard conflicting reports, some say SE others say turn your back to the Moon? :) :?

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:16 am
by bgcarl
Hi thewig,

Thanks for the reminder.

I saw a couple of shooting stars last night and I was facing north. The moon was low in the southern sky at about 1am.

Cheers.

BGCarl

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:45 am
by varnagirl
http://spaceweather.com/



went with this one in the end....from 4am onwards today saw a few..but a lot of light pollution.......the ones i saw came E/NE at that time of the morning.....hopeing for a better show tonight

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:49 am
by bgcarl
Saw a few northwards on Tuesday night and a few more last night. Only one was spectacular which seemed to go from horizon to horizon at the fastest speed I've ever seen a shooting star.

Is that it now or does it last a little longer?

Cheers.

BGCarl

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:46 am
by MOD
bulgariaok added:
Staying on the space theme
on the 12th of this month the annual meteor shower which is called Persieds peaks.
So all star gazers living in Bulgaria you will get a excellent view of this, The meteor showers average about 70 to 80 per hour.
here is a link for this display and others
http://www.meteorshowersonline.com/


Mod 8)

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:29 am
by lizandy
Thanks for the info MOD does anybody know what general direction we should be looking to see the display.

Andy

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:31 am
by MOD
lizandy wrote:Thanks for the info MOD does anybody know what general direction we should be looking to see the display.

Andy


The thanks are due to bulgariaok who posted this information.

Mod 8)

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:35 pm
by thewig
But where do we look from BG?

I saw a shooting star in the southern sky last Saturday, was this part of it?

perseids meteors

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:50 pm
by weefrankie
I wondered what time we should look for the display, as I normally go to bed about 10.30pm should I set my alarm? I would like to see it, so dont mind getting up for it.


Wee Frankie

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:20 pm
by varnagirl
The best way to observe them is to look towards the northeast after dark. They appear to originate from the constellation of Perseus, which at midnight lies just below the easily recognisable ‘W’ of Cassiopeia. The highest frequency of meteors is likely just before dawn. Unfortunately this year’s display will be hampered by the waning gibbous moon which means that some of the fainter meteors may not be visible.......



the above statement is taken from an english site