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PERSEID: August Meteor Showers

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swans
August 06, 2012 09:34PM

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Greetings everyone,

[www.space.com]

Meteor shower anyone?
If you look up at the night sky and see a streak here and there, that's Perseid...practicing.

August's meteor shower, Perseid, will be best viewed on Sat., 8/11; Sun., 8/12; and Mon., 8/13; the PEAK will be after sunset on Sunday the 12th. Perseid originates from the NW area of the sky. As the meteors enter Earth's atmosphere, they will be moving at 133,000mph, give or take a few.

As the time nears, I'll post a reminder note...
Enjoy!
Swan

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CAtoSTX
August 08, 2012 05:22PM

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Thanks for the reminder!

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swans
August 08, 2012 08:11PM

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CAtoSTX
Thanks for the reminder![/quote

Tou are very welcome!
Update on viewing: So as to take advantage of every opportunity to see peak viewing opportunities, begin your meteor watching on Sat., evening (the 11th) into the early morning hours - 1 AM on Sun. the 12th and through those early hours.

After sunset on Sun. the 12th, head outside, relax in a comfortable chair, and enjoy Perseid, who happens to be a very pretty meteor shower.
Swan

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swans
August 10, 2012 07:32PM

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G'evening,

A Perseid Meteor Shower reminder for you: From Saturday night through Sunday night to dawn on Monday morning will be the peak times for meteor watching. If anyone is a meteor counter, NASA would be interested in your findings and data - see the link posted for information regarding this. As stated before, the meteors can be seen prior to peak - just look up!

Enjoy! big grin
Swan
[www.space.com]

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usvichic
August 11, 2012 02:50PM

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Thanks! Looking forward to seeing them smiling

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lily1025
August 11, 2012 07:36PM

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as always, thanks swans, and looking forward to it. at least the meteors can't see me,so i can dress as i pleasehappy

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VIsnorkeler
August 11, 2012 07:51PM

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The clouds over STT's East end can move along by 11 o'clock, please! mad

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dougtamjj
August 11, 2012 08:04PM

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I wish I were there to see it. It's pouring rain here in Virginia but we will be home on Wednesday. Lily, come get me out of bed on Wednesday to go walking. I don't care what you wear. confused smiley

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dougtamjj
August 11, 2012 08:05PM

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That was supposed to be a smily face.

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lily1025
August 12, 2012 08:08PM

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to tami.. i will pm you before you get "HOME"!happy TO SWANS.. i am totally bummed out...is it me,or does it always seem like there is a cloud cover whenever we have a full moon or something extraordinary to see?? what do you think are our chances of seeing the meteors tonite??? did see 1 at 1am coming ne from cotton valley last night!

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swans
August 12, 2012 08:36PM

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lily1025
to tami.. i will pm you before you get "HOME"!happy TO SWANS.. i am totally bummed out...is it me,or does it always seem like there is a cloud cover whenever we have a full moon or something extraordinary to see?? what do you think are our chances of seeing the meteors tonite??? did see 1 at 1am coming ne from cotton valley last night!

It's not you Lily. Just our "luck" ??? Let's hope the sky clears; we have until dawn!

Hi Tammy; and Hi JJ, my young Friend. Welcome home!

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lily1025
August 12, 2012 09:38PM

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thanks for the encouraging words swans!! i can't wait to have my neighbors home too!!..when push comes to shove stx is an awesome place to live..not just for the nature but the incredible people who understand what we have living here minus the sometimes daily frustrations it brings. as i always say, st. croix is not for everone,and living any where is a trade off.. BUT boy the trade off here is beyond worth it!!!don't think i'll get any arguments from you ,doug,tami, and jj aka joey

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VIsnorkeler
August 12, 2012 10:41PM

Registered: 6 years ago
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So glad I got to see some last night...only looking for about 15 minutes and saw five! Tonight, however, entirely too cloudy at dusk and now rain rain rain!!

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usvichic
August 13, 2012 02:46PM

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So sad, didn't see a one sad smiley Oh well, next time.

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swans
August 13, 2012 03:11PM

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usvichic
So sad, didn't see a one sad smiley Oh well, next time.[/quote

usvichic, Disappointing, yes. But more meteor showers are scheduled in the near future! happyEspecially Geminid!
Swan

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