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PERSEID: August Meteor Showers  

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swans
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Greetings everyone,

http://www.space.com/16915-perseid-meteor-shower-2012-history.html

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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Posted : August 7, 2012 1:34 am
CAtoSTX
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Thanks for the reminder!

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Posted : August 8, 2012 9:22 pm
swans
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Noble Member

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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Posted : August 9, 2012 12:11 am
swans
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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! 😀
Swan
http://www.space.com/17038-perseid-meteors-peak-and-planets-align-where-to-look-video.html

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Posted : August 10, 2012 11:32 pm
usvichic
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Thanks! Looking forward to seeing them 🙂

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Posted : August 11, 2012 6:50 pm
lily1025
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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 please:-)

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Posted : August 11, 2012 11:36 pm
VIsnorkeler
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The clouds over STT's East end can move along by 11 o'clock, please! :-X

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Posted : August 11, 2012 11:51 pm
dougtamjj
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Islander

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. :S

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Posted : August 12, 2012 12:04 am
dougtamjj
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Islander

That was supposed to be a smily face.

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Posted : August 12, 2012 12:05 am
lily1025
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to tami.. i will pm you before you get "HOME"!:-) 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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Posted : August 13, 2012 12:08 am
swans
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to tami.. i will pm you before you get "HOME"!:-) 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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Posted : August 13, 2012 12:36 am
lily1025
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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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Posted : August 13, 2012 1:38 am
VIsnorkeler
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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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Posted : August 13, 2012 2:41 am
usvichic
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So sad, didn't see a one 🙁 Oh well, next time.

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Posted : August 13, 2012 6:46 pm
swans
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So sad, didn't see a one 🙁 Oh well, next time.[/quote

usvichic, Disappointing, yes. But more meteor showers are scheduled in the near future! :-)Especially Geminid!
Swan

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Posted : August 13, 2012 7:11 pm
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