WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Stats
12247 Members
65 Forums
72885 Topics
982496 Posts
84 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
75 registered (alan128, 13 invisible), 1655 Guests and 302 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Incident at Westminster 932
Martin Mcguinness dies 631
What happened to Tranmere car bootie? 629
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal. 504
File too large 446
Council tax bill for this year 2017 446
British troops to Estonia 376
Offset number plates 363
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards 324
Petrol Lawnmower to purchase 273
New General Forums
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
Today at 11:20 AM
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
Happy Birthday DIZDAZDOZ
by snowhite
19th Mar 2017 4:24pm
My old friend the fox
by Dilly
18th Mar 2017 11:15am
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Incident at Westminster
by diggingdeeper
28 minutes 46 seconds ago
I am having a clear out!
by jeffrey
Today at 08:05 PM
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by fish5133
Today at 07:30 PM
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
Today at 06:24 PM
What song are you listening to?
by starakita
Today at 02:56 PM
Offset number plates
by Gibbo
Today at 09:57 AM
'March' Photo Competition.
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:53 PM
706 Plough Inn 25and 27 Breck Road Wallasey
by tigertiger1953
Yesterday at 04:25 PM
What are you eating today?
by Dilly
Yesterday at 01:44 PM
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
Yesterday at 07:43 AM
Rufford Old Hall
by diggingdeeper
13th Mar 2017 9:58am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#915089 - 12th Dec 2014 6:12pm Geminids meteor shower
gingevans Offline
Member

Registered: 29th Jul 2011
Posts: 69
Loc: roche ferray
Anyone who is in to stargazing & astronomy might be interested to know that the Geminids meteor shower can be seen tonight & will peak on sunday. Upto a possible 120 per hour can be seen. You may see them from around 10pm but best from 12am till dawn. They radiate from the gemini constellation (to the left of orions belt) in the east (look towards liverpool from the wirral) but can be seen coming from all sorts of directions in the night sky. You don't need any specific equipment, so anyone can view it, weather permitting. Even broken cloud won't dampen the effect too much as the Geminids is one of the brightest and best meteor showers of the year.
So if your out late & see a bright flash in the sky, you've probably just witnessed a meteor crashing into the earths atmosphere.

Happy viewing.
I will post any photos if i manage to capture any.

Top
Leisure : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Dentwiz : Paintless Dent Repair * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#915101 - 12th Dec 2014 7:49pm Re: Geminids meteor shower [Re: gingevans]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


Thanks for that. About 6 oktas here at the moment, so not much chance. Forecast to clear later though. Fingers crossed.

Top
#915114 - 12th Dec 2014 9:37pm Re: Geminids meteor shower [Re: gingevans]
gingevans Offline
Member

Registered: 29th Jul 2011
Posts: 69
Loc: roche ferray
met office is showing clear skies later so yeah, fingers crossed. hope its a good show.

Top
#915116 - 12th Dec 2014 9:56pm Re: Geminids meteor shower [Re: gingevans]
gingevans Offline
Member

Registered: 29th Jul 2011
Posts: 69
Loc: roche ferray
just been in the garden for a smoke. spotted 1 faint one & 2 good meteors streak across the sky.

Top
#915156 - 13th Dec 2014 4:24am Re: Geminids meteor shower [Re: gingevans]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


Just been out for a while - suitably togged up. Saw 3 really bright ones and a couple of weaker efforts. Mostly from overhead and shooting N or NW. One SW and much slower? 100% clear sky now. Bright moon didn't do much for the night vision. Well worth peeling the mattress of my back for !

Top
#915159 - 13th Dec 2014 5:06am Re: Geminids meteor shower [Re: gingevans]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered



Top
#915164 - 13th Dec 2014 9:26am Re: Geminids meteor shower [Re: gingevans]
gingevans Offline
Member

Registered: 29th Jul 2011
Posts: 69
Loc: roche ferray
twas a good night for viewing meteors lastnight. I must have spotted in the region of about 30 or more. Started off in my backgarden till about 12:30am then drove down to thurstaston beach & stayed till 2:30am, its amazing how much more detail you can see when u limit the amount of light pollution. got some nice photos of the night sky but a photo of a meteor remains elusive, i think i need to purchase a wide angled lens for my Nikon DSLR.

I'll be out again on sunday night when the geminids is at its peak. will be hoping for more clear skies.

If anyone got their own photos of the geminids, can u Upload them.
Cheers. Keep watching the skies!

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
Today at 10:25 AM
Offset number plates
by venice
Yesterday at 01:24 AM
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
Port Sunlight
by alan128
21st Mar 2017 10:09am
For Sale & Free
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
06:24 PM
I am having a clear out!
by TheComputerLab
04:01 PM
Genuine Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Jacket - L
by Liverpooltiger
01:14 PM
Nail Varnish Stands X 2 (holds 50 in each one)
by j_demo
20th Mar 2017 5:49pm
Ipad
by madrob
19th Mar 2017 5:15pm
Featured Member
Registered: 29th Apr 2012
Posts: 140
Newest Members
Chippy, Onetoughcookie, Monkeyboyliam121, andreap, LairdLad
12249 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
Today at 10:25 AM
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
Port Sunlight
by alan128
21st Mar 2017 10:09am
Council tax bill for this year 2017
by keef666
20th Mar 2017 10:25pm
News : New Topics
Incident at Westminster
by granny
22nd Mar 2017 3:40pm
Martin Mcguinness dies
by Dilly
21st Mar 2017 9:29am
British troops to Estonia
by fish5133
18th Mar 2017 8:16am
Unusual Phone calls
by granny
16th Mar 2017 3:53pm
Thanks
by Christinerowland
14th Mar 2017 8:11pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Offset number plates
by venice
Yesterday at 01:24 AM
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
Has anyone fished
by Habdab
17th Mar 2017 8:43pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 113
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan 19
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 6:02am
Sunset Fri 6:33pm
Local Time Fri 9:43pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .