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Perseid meteor shower! by Johann Encke - Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:29:34 EST ID:evrPe8Vs No.51233 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Anyone else gonna observe this beautiful event?

Incase you haven't heard from AUG 12th to the 13th between 10:30PM and 4:30 AM, The sky's gonna light up with massive fireballs brighter than Jupiter.
Johann Encke - Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:46:45 EST ID:HVcW5a7l No.51235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I doubt I'll see anything. I'm in western europe in a major city.
Alan Guth - Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:04:19 EST ID:DdyAV4WF No.51236 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I hope my city isn't clouded. I observed them last year and while it's pretty light polluted here, I still catched 20+ or so.
Bernard-Ferdinand Lyot - Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:25:20 EST ID:+XFDsa+1 No.51238 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what timezone even
Kip Thorne - Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:09:39 EST ID:baKPqkt0 No.51244 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Every time zone...
Vesto Slipher - Sun, 04 Aug 2013 06:50:59 EST ID:NUkwWbM1 No.51290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I saw ONE fucking meteor last year. Hopefully this time ill see more, though i didnt stay up too late because i fucked up my sleep schedule.
And i live out in the middle of bumfuck no where California with no light pollution too.
Robert Dicke - Sat, 10 Aug 2013 23:44:07 EST ID:c8etXA7J No.51353 Ignore Report Quick Reply
its live
Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin - Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:58:57 EST ID:n2dS3pEl No.51380 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Anyone seen some? Last few days have been really cloudy here, but fortunately all stars are visible now and I've already seen some. Quite cool.
Kiyotsugu Hirayama - Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:37:34 EST ID:fkIDFZJm No.51404 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Haven't seen shit. The sky was a dark brown fog as usual.

Fuck my life.
Johannes Kepler - Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:27:50 EST ID:YZvbXmfP No.51414 Ignore Report Quick Reply
28 meteors last night.
Not bad for 3 hours of watching.
Giovanni Cassini - Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:38:02 EST ID:ZVkszcQA No.51416 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuck my clouded shit city.
Johann Encke - Wed, 14 Aug 2013 02:41:20 EST ID:TwiiGInJ No.51422 Ignore Report Quick Reply
just came back from watching for an hour. Saw some good ones before a marine layer moved in.
Edwin Salpeter - Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:27:21 EST ID:V9P7XdVk No.51437 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I saw only ONE on the 13th
John Wheeler - Thu, 22 Aug 2013 03:11:11 EST ID:9LhoGF5b No.51485 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I saw 24 meteors on the 11th and I saw 30 something on the 12th. I only spent a couple hours outside each time.
It was amazing, meteor showers are the only time I ever see anything interesting in the sky
Charles Messier - Fri, 23 Aug 2013 01:16:34 EST ID:P3aoIQwI No.51503 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You really aren't looking hard enough then
Stephen Hawking - Sun, 25 Aug 2013 04:17:34 EST ID:qsBCMxOc No.51513 Ignore Report Quick Reply
> meteor showers are the only time I ever see anything interesting in the sky
Go outside on any clear night and lie down and look up. Stay there for atleast half an hour. Shit's whizzing around all the time. You can see a satellite (albeit faint ones) every few minutes.
Kip Thorne - Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:29:09 EST ID:t2kVGoTC No.51537 Ignore Report Quick Reply
chances are, he's in a light polluted city. I can lay outside in my back yard on a perfectly clear night and, even with knowing what to look for, I can usually own see the ISS, a couple satellites, a couple planets and maybe a few meteorites if I'm lucky.
Riccardo Giacconi - Tue, 27 Aug 2013 02:13:40 EST ID:P3aoIQwI No.51542 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The moon is pretty damn cool too ya know!
Joseph-Louis Lagrange - Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:52:06 EST ID:7A33Dwfe No.54239 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Anyone going to observe this year's Perseid meteor shower?

I hope my city isn't clouded on 12-13 August and the bright Moon won't interfere too much.
Gerard Kuiper - Sat, 09 Aug 2014 21:39:45 EST ID:15JpfrW1 No.54241 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lol I was so confused when I read this thread, I was like what the fuck it's only the 9th how are people seeing this already.

Should be a good view where I live, arizona is notorious for having a good view of the sky
Nicolaus Copernicus - Sun, 10 Aug 2014 02:03:52 EST ID:7A33Dwfe No.54243 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I simply took last year's thread from the last page. Given this board's pace I figured it'd have to still exist.
Joseph-Louis Lagrange - Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:38:29 EST ID:UMGdb9k7 No.54280 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I went out to watch it with some friends. Only saw one on the drive over. Didnt see any when we pulled over to look. Neither did my companions.

We also got stopped by the police but thats not a sagan story
Mike Brown - Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:55:41 EST ID:afZVR1qr No.55583 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Anyone going to observe this year's Perseid meteor shower?

Seems like this thread has become a tradition.
Nicolaus Copernicus - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 03:07:28 EST ID:NjsLJs2P No.55584 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>mfw during the shower this year I'm working nights in a city park, away from the brightest light-sources.
William Hartmann - Sun, 09 Aug 2015 23:40:38 EST ID:P5Zl7tpX No.55588 Ignore Report Quick Reply
overcast again this year

Bart Bok - Wed, 12 Aug 2015 22:29:27 EST ID:ZGT4tzXB No.55593 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm tripping on some tabs with three other people and we're going to watch the shower while we're peaking. I can't wait for those feelings.
Mike Brown - Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:09:08 EST ID:lHGvTKQL No.55594 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I didn't see anything.

The sky was clear but I live in a small city of about 50k people. I can see almost all of the major constellations from my back yard but I didn't see a single meteor.

Do you have to be way out in the country where you can see the milky way? It's really only a 30 minute drive from my house.

Either way I missed it because I had to work overnight but I looked for it at 10pm and saw nothing and again at 1am and saw nothing.

Just the constellations and a big fucking flashing man-made satellite about 20 degrees up in the western sky at about 10pm that never seems to go away. I swear the fucker's a spy satellite watching me masturbate.

I miss the Jupiter and Mars event.
Urbain Le Verrier - Fri, 14 Aug 2015 01:05:21 EST ID:/xPesPjy No.55596 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's a shame really. I live on the outskirts of a relatively big city and I caught at least 10 or so.

What's really annoying though, is that I never see them directly where I am looking at. Always on the periphery of my vision. As if they're trolling me.
Giovanni Cassini - Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:34:10 EST ID:vm/hJ7FL No.55601 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was like a 5 minute drive outside of downtown Vancouver(but still in metro Van so still in the main part of the city,) and my girlfriend and I still saw at least 40 of them each night on the 12th and 13th. I have no clue why you couldn't see them as we were surrounded by light pollution.
Grote Reuber - Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:05:57 EST ID:PZZ8DrV3 No.55621 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Despite being close to both Baltimore and Washington DC, I saw them. Not a lot, maybe one a minute during the peak, but I saw them.
Henrietta Levitt - Fri, 19 Feb 2016 10:05:35 EST ID:6M9MO6b+ No.56067 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Do you know if there are any events this year?
Irwin Shapiro - Fri, 19 Feb 2016 20:37:44 EST ID:415JX8nG No.56069 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Irwin Shapiro - Fri, 19 Feb 2016 20:41:02 EST ID:415JX8nG No.56070 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Since meteor showers are the trails of asteroids and comets, they come back at roughly the same time every year.
Most meteor showers even have known bodies associated with them; which comet makes a specific meteor shower, but some still haven't been discovered
Henrietta Levitt - Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:06:24 EST ID:jPUSk0EC No.56116 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fucking cool.I always wanted to have a meteor shower on my birthday!
Subramanyan Chandrasekhar - Sat, 19 Mar 2016 01:30:32 EST ID:VMIrykRN No.56132 Ignore Report Quick Reply
the original post was made 3 years ago
Grote Reuber - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:16:25 EST ID:7hSd8VTK No.56178 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Chushiro Hayashi - Tue, 09 Aug 2016 22:59:52 EST ID:w92JH8sY No.56308 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Anyone going to observe this year's Perseid meteor shower?

Wish you all a cloudless sky!
William de Sitter - Sat, 13 Aug 2016 04:25:03 EST ID:efp/Qcz4 No.56310 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Cool meteor shower
Wilhelm Beer - Sat, 27 Aug 2016 04:13:56 EST ID:Y/YEbfJF No.56331 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I actually got to see it on the night of the 12th. I was on the east coast in outer banks on vacation. Was smoking js and sipping coladas with a pretty girl i just met. Walkin back to my house we saw one right above our house direction wise. Which was freaking awesome cause it looked like a ufo or something. And you can see lots of stars out there on the coast. We saw about 5 in an hour but we werent even looking. They were super low too
Edwin Hubble - Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:47:50 EST ID:r8ZHfF3E No.56504 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It was considerably longer last year and it was visible in the city.
We must have been in the outskirts of the geminid
Gerard Kuiper - Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:42:14 EST ID:/VSfubHK No.56997 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Anyone going to observe this year's Perseid meteor shower?
Wilhelm Beer - Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:15:44 EST ID:uuw9w7i5 No.57000 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I did not know this was annual

you failed me Sagan
William Lassell - Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:02:46 EST ID:dG4sHLwu No.57004 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I caught sight of seven or so. Too bad it was too cloudy most of the time. Really want to go out of the city for next year.

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