Perseids Meteor Shower

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Perseids Meteor Shower

Postby thewig » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:09 am

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? :) :?

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Postby bgcarl » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:16 am

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.

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Postby varnagirl » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:45 am

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

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Postby bgcarl » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:49 am

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?

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Postby MOD » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:46 am

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/


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Postby lizandy » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:29 am

Thanks for the info MOD does anybody know what general direction we should be looking to see the display.

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Postby MOD » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:31 am

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.

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Postby thewig » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:35 pm

But where do we look from BG?

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

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perseids meteors

Postby weefrankie » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:50 pm

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.


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Postby varnagirl » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:20 pm

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


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