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meteor storm #424553
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for all stargazers. At the end of this week there is a massive meteor storm

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/38/20100810/tsc-spectacular-meteor-shower-to-grace-b-98fda55.html


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Re: meteor storm [Re: jabber_Ish] #424558
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Assuming it's not too cloudy, it'll be out with the deck chair and a nice bottle of plonk.

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smile ill be in deepest darkest staffordshire so ill do what i can to get some pics


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Re: meteor storm [Re: jabber_Ish] #424571
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which direction is the best to spot them?and dont say upwarsds!

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Stargazers should head to the Midlands, the north of England and north-west Scotland for the best views of the annual Perseids meteor shower tonight.

locally id recommend the big field at royden park, we use this a lot for stargazing due to its high treeline reducing light pollution, the other spot locally thats ok is thrustaston/ caldy hill

The shower happens as the Earth passes through debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet, with around 80 to 100 meteors an hour raining down as the small particles collide with and burn up in the atmosphere.

if i remember correctly from last year they were heading from SE-NW, last years display was excellent and we were seeing more than 1 a minute but we also got to see one mega one that lit up the sky and was about 6 inches long to the eye


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Looking forward to it. We missed the green comet last month cos it was too cloudy.


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i got to see it , but my pics were disastrous frown


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Originally Posted by jabber
Stargazers should head to the Midlands, the north of England and north-west Scotland for the best views of the annual Perseids meteor shower tonight.

locally id recommend the big field at royden park, we use this a lot for stargazing due to its high treeline reducing light pollution, the other spot locally thats ok is thrustaston/ caldy hill

The shower happens as the Earth passes through debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet, with around 80 to 100 meteors an hour raining down as the small particles collide with and burn up in the atmosphere.

if i remember correctly from last year they were heading from SE-NW, last years display was excellent and we were seeing more than 1 a minute but we also got to see one mega one that lit up the sky and was about 6 inches long to the eye


is this tonight then?
original post link says it best to view thursday night/friday morning.
please ignore my ignorance.
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the peak is thursday/friday i think, but u can usually glimpse a few either side of the main days.........

just wish this bloody cloud would clear, all my kit is sorted to try n get some shots over next few days, just need the clear skys


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cheers jabber

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it's best seen at 1am today apparently (i.e. in a few hours) but it's too cloudy frown i was planning on watching it

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The weather's not looking too good over the next few days. Pity.

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Sky starting to clear up here now. In with a chance to see some of them maybe ?

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Just been out, we've go a few holes in the clouds but about 80-90% cloud cover frown


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I was out there at five past one, looked up intently, and got a face full of rain cry


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