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knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 1:28 AM

PERSEID METEOR SHOWERS

Is anyone staying up to watch the meteor showers? After 2am and before dawn is going to be the best time to see them. I am struggling to stay awake but they really are worth it - spectacular!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 1:38 AM

I'm probably going to try to watch some about 5am CST, after the moon goes down.

donleigh
Donleigh  (Level: 147.6 - Posts: 5083)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 1:38 AM

2 am is barely my bedtime but it's raining. SOL again.

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 1:48 AM

Janice - do you ever sleep?

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.3 - Posts: 589)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 1:49 AM

ok, is this central time?

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 2:00 AM

not sure - but you can google meteor showers and you will see a lot of info about them. They really are amazing to watch. You might see 15-20 shooting stars an hour depending on how clear and dark it is!

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.3 - Posts: 589)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 2:01 AM

Thanks! I was hoping for a response from anyone. Bless you!

donleigh
Donleigh  (Level: 147.6 - Posts: 5083)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 2:22 AM

They're predicting a peak of 60 an hour! Make the rain stop.

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 201.9 - Posts: 1190)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 6:34 AM

I walked outside at about 4:30 eastern time to a star-filled sky and I saw 2 of them in a five minute period. I expected a few more but I love the shooters so I was happy with the display.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 6:50 AM

I'm just getting in my last hurrah before school starts Friday. I enjoy being able to stay up late or pop up in the night. Plus, I'm still trying to close on my old house, my new house, arrange for my animals, and make all the dominoes fall just right. That results in frustrated fits of sleep way too often. Sometimes you guys are my only adult outreach of the day.

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 3:38 PM

Ok.. I am a very amatuer astronomy buff.. I've been anticipating this event for a long time now... I even woke up at 1am this morning and was up for 2 hours for some strange reason.. only to FORGET TO LOOK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a knob

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 4:32 PM

knob - one of the best descriptive words ever.

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 4:48 PM

yeah.. you'll find my picture beside it in the dictionary lol

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 8:04 PM

knob and tool - always good for a laugh!

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 7570)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 8:35 PM

FYI- the shower should continue tonight- weather permitting,.
The Perseids peaked yesterday but it is a long term shower.

Al

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 9:57 PM

Thanks for adding that, Al! Yes, the showers should be pretty easily seen through the weekend. I am so glad too - I stayed up 'til three am and did not see much of anything because of the clouds. Hoping they will go away for the weekend!

BTW, Al - what is that stuff in the middle of a peppermint pattie? Sure is good! Have you ever tried the sugarless? Don't bother - it's like a peppermint gel inside - yuck!

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 7570)
Wed, 13th Aug '08 12:40 AM

It's clear in Wilkes-Barre, PA where I'm attending a conference.
I'll stay up to check out the meteors!

Hope to see some bright ones.

P.S.---- I have not tried the sugarless p.p's- I'm sure they will fail to ignite the imagination of the public.
Original York P.P- the real thing!!!





rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 15th Aug '08 4:14 PM

I live in Ontario and last night there were a series of brief
flashes in the sky....
There were also a couple of LOUD thunderclaps which
didn't seem to be at all related to the times when the lights
were flashing...
Could these have been the "showers" you were talking about????

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Fri, 15th Aug '08 7:56 PM

Could be, Ro. They should be able to be seen through the weekend. Reaaly cool and worth a look!


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