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    Perseid meteor shower this weekend!

    If you have access to clear, dark skies this weekend (and can stay up late ), you're in for a treat!
    Late Friday night and late Saturday night should be good shows for this year's Perseid shower.

    http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/perseids_2012.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by RePeteCoyote View Post
    If you have access to clear, dark skies this weekend (and can stay up late ), you're in for a treat!
    Late Friday night and late Saturday night should be good shows for this year's Perseid shower.

    http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/perseids_2012.html
    Sucks! It's been cloudy and rainy here all weekend. Oh well, we have the Leonids to look forward to...
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    The wife and I spent about 20 minutes out there last night. Lots of light pollution, but luckily, we live right on the edge of the city. My wife managed to see 7 meteors, I saw none.
    You dumb bastard. It's not a schooner, it's a sailboat.

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    Ugh, terrible weather in Maryland, too.
    <sigh> Well, the Orionid shower peaks Oct 21 and as Doc said, the Leonids peak on Nov 17. And there's always next year...
    I swear I haven't had a good night of weather for the Perseids in almost a decade - the only exception was a trip to my in-laws in South Dakota. 40 acres in the middle of nowhere, clear sky and stuffed with so many stars it almost seemed fake. Now that was spectacular.


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    In November the air is so clear where I live that the Leonids never disappoint.

    I'm assuming you're an amateur astronomer, Pete!
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    Cloudy skies my way as well, I haven't stayed up the last few years. When I was younger and really into amateur astronomy I'd stay up for the peak hours and see dozens an hour on good clear nights.

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    We had clear skies and lots of meteors. Fun night.

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    I'm not even an amateur but I spent a long time in Tucson, AZ and was spoiled on stargazing. I really miss that.
    I just enjoy meteor showers so much and it's great to show them to kids and grown-ups who don't normally look for that sort of thing. Always fun to see their reactions to a good show.


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