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Meteor Shower - Tonight

Meteor Shower - Tonight

edited August 2012 in General

Anyone else plan on star gazing tonight?

I've read different reports, but most claim that 60 - 100 shooting stars per hour will be visible between 12am - 2 am EST (GMT -5)

If you live in the city, go for a drive and get away from the city. If you live in the country, go to your backyard.

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  • From which coordinates can it be seen?

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  • AsadHaiderAsadHaider Member
    edited August 2012

    Sucks living in a city because of all the light pollution.

  • @AsadHaider said: Sucks living in a city because of all the light pollution.

    How long would it take you to get out of the city? Even 10 - 15 miles outside of a large city should be enough to give you a pretty good view of the night sky (assuming no clouds).

    If you've never experienced a meteor shower before, then Perseid meteor shower tonight will be well worth it.

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  • rskrsk Member

    Thank God I live out of the city, and easy access to the desert :P

    Hope to find something nice :)

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  • @rsk said: Thank God I live out of the city, and easy access to the desert :P

    What desert?

    I lived in Nevada for about 10 months, about 50 miles outside of Vegas in the desert. The night skies there were amazing, I had never seen such clarity when looking up at night.

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  • AsadHaiderAsadHaider Member
    edited August 2012

    @MannDude said: How long would it take you to get out of the city? Even 10 - 15 miles outside of a large city should be enough to give you a pretty good view of the night sky (assuming no clouds).

    From where I am in Manchester, probably an hours drive or so towards Macclesfield into the Lake District (UK) would be the best place to go.

    Shame I can't drive out there tonight. I hate living in build up areas, and I'm not even near the city center. Just saw on Spacedex there's actually a couple of people meeting in the Peak District tonight to watch it.

  • rskrsk Member

    @MannDude

    i live in dubai

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  • gsrdgrdghdgsrdgrdghd Member
    edited August 2012

    @rsk said: i live in dubai

    Isn't that totally crowded with bright lights everywhere?

  • Will this be able to be seen from Eastern Florida?

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  • should be good, not at work until late afternoon.

  • JarJar Member

    I could just watch a video on YouTube. Translation: Outside? Not if I'm not on my way to get burritos!

  • rskrsk Member

    @gsrdgrdghd

    in the city its bright. but im on the outskirts :P

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  • Clouds in my city now :(

  • joodlejoodle Disabled
    edited August 2012

    Just saw one after 45 minutes of looking at the sky lol (I'm in holland)

  • I just hiked out to miles into some random trail in the middle of Stockport with a friend, didn't see any meteors but it was fun to do. No light whatsoever besides my camera, would have been pretty screwed if it died.

  • aubsaubs Member

    @AsadHaider : 11:00pm - 04:30am (GMT) ... That's midnight to 5:30 BST. Maybe you were too early?

  • AsadHaiderAsadHaider Member
    edited August 2012

    @aubs Yeah maybe, didn't want to stay out there too long so we went home :P

  • aubsaubs Member

    Awh. Were you scared of the dark?! LoL ;-)

  • @aubs Two teenages (my friends crippled).. middle of nowhere, pitch black, trail frequently used by homeless people/druggies :P

    Yes :/

  • aubsaubs Member

    @AsadHaider : Christ ... Going somewhere like that, you should have known where you were going with the abilities of those you were were going with. Glad you had a nice time there though. :)

  • AsadHaiderAsadHaider Member
    edited August 2012

    @aubs It's a fun trail to go to at night, just need to watch out for the crazies living under the bridges along the way :P we got about half way and turned back though, kept an eye out for any meteors but didn't see any at the time.

    Managed to see anything yourself yet?

  • aubsaubs Member
    edited August 2012

    @AsadHaider : LoL I'm near Oxford centre so no :( - Road Wars (on TV atm) has the most flashing lights that I get. LoL I'm jealous of you guys going into the peak district! Glad you had a nice time :-)

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  • It's cloudy here :(

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  • RandyRandy Disabled

    I cant see anything here;-)!

  • I stayed out from before dark until around 2AM, saw a LOT but didn't see what I expected.

    Probably saw 1 on average every 3 minutes or so. A few times I'd see 3 within a 30 second period then maybe not another one for ten minutes.

    Was still awesome though. Beer made it worth the wait.

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