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Perseid meteor shower!

- Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:29:34 EST evrPe8Vs No.51233
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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 HVcW5a7l No.51235 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 DdyAV4WF No.51236 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 +XFDsa+1 No.51238 Reply
what timezone even
Vesto Slipher - Sun, 04 Aug 2013 06:50:59 EST NUkwWbM1 No.51290 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.
Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin - Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:58:57 EST n2dS3pEl No.51380 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 fkIDFZJm No.51404 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 YZvbXmfP No.51414 Reply
28 meteors last night.
Not bad for 3 hours of watching.
Giovanni Cassini - Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:38:02 EST ZVkszcQA No.51416 Reply
Fuck my clouded shit city.
Johann Encke - Wed, 14 Aug 2013 02:41:20 EST TwiiGInJ No.51422 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 V9P7XdVk No.51437 Reply
I saw only ONE on the 13th
John Wheeler - Thu, 22 Aug 2013 03:11:11 EST 9LhoGF5b No.51485 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
Stephen Hawking - Sun, 25 Aug 2013 04:17:34 EST qsBCMxOc No.51513 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 t2kVGoTC No.51537 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.
Joseph-Louis Lagrange - Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:52:06 EST 7A33Dwfe No.54239 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 15JpfrW1 No.54241 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 7A33Dwfe No.54243 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 UMGdb9k7 No.54280 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 afZVR1qr No.55583 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 NjsLJs2P No.55584 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.
Bart Bok - Wed, 12 Aug 2015 22:29:27 EST ZGT4tzXB No.55593 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 lHGvTKQL No.55594 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 /xPesPjy No.55596 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 vm/hJ7FL No.55601 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 PZZ8DrV3 No.55621 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 6M9MO6b+ No.56067 Reply
Do you know if there are any events this year?
Irwin Shapiro - Fri, 19 Feb 2016 20:41:02 EST 415JX8nG No.56070 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 jPUSk0EC No.56116 Reply
Fucking cool.I always wanted to have a meteor shower on my birthday!
Subramanyan Chandrasekhar - Sat, 19 Mar 2016 01:30:32 EST VMIrykRN No.56132 Reply
the original post was made 3 years ago
Chushiro Hayashi - Tue, 09 Aug 2016 22:59:52 EST w92JH8sY No.56308 Reply
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Anyone going to observe this year's Perseid meteor shower?

Wish you all a cloudless sky!
Wilhelm Beer - Sat, 27 Aug 2016 04:13:56 EST Y/YEbfJF No.56331 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 r8ZHfF3E No.56504 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 /VSfubHK No.56997 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 uuw9w7i5 No.57000 Reply
I did not know this was annual

you failed me Sagan
William Lassell - Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:02:46 EST dG4sHLwu No.57004 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.
William Huggins - Fri, 10 Aug 2018 21:16:36 EST ncMk3uyQ No.57421 Reply
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Anyone going to observe this year's Perseid meteor shower?

Hoping for a cloudless sky.
Christiaan Huygens - Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:20:31 EST 457vC2+I No.57435 Reply
Almost all meteor showers are annual or cyclical, dood. We aren't here to teach you astronomy, we're here to talk about it.
Wilhelm Beer - Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:28:30 EST N7xCPuZj No.57491 Reply
Leonid shower's s'pposed to be coming up this weekend, for those who won't have a big honkin' snowstorm gumming up the skies, at least.
Walter Adams - Sat, 10 Aug 2019 21:09:46 EST 6xb1mqvl No.57776 Reply
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Anyone going to observe this year's Perseid meteor shower?

Wishing for a cloudless sky.
Pierre-Simon Laplace - Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:11:28 EST gcFLsz5e No.58128 Reply
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Anyone going to observe this year's Perseid meteor shower?

Cloudless sky, do your best!
Skizzlepuss !9pv7OdDk3k - Tue, 08 Sep 2020 06:54:29 EST vMNDGKR2 No.58132 Reply
My husband and I got to watch this at a place called Cherry Falls in Northern PA, which is a darkness preserve park where there's no light sources for miles.
Also got to see the milky way band for the first time in my life and was brought to tears when I realized what it was I was seeing. There wasn't a cloud in the sky, too, so it was just space stretched out infinitely before us. It was glorious.
Fritz Zwicky - Tue, 27 Apr 2021 07:51:46 EST zWx4tH5L No.58188 Reply

PA resident and amateur astronomer/astrophotographer here. It's called Cherry Springs, and it's one of the darkest spots on the eastern seaboard, (the entire Susquehannock State Forest area has protections in place for light pollution and is an International Dark Sky Park. I highly recommend this spot. It's also popular enough with observers that it's a good place to meet other hobbyists and get a look through some impressive instruments. :)
Karl von Weizsacker - Sun, 13 Jun 2021 10:40:32 EST HCN900Ws No.58203 Reply
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This year. West Texas dark skies. Big Bend National Park
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Edward Pickering - Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:05:43 EST wnBZ7ko+ No.58204 Reply
Ima be a dick for a minute and brag about my 4th least light polluted region of the US: NW Nevada/SE Oregon. Gonna do a few days out there real soon too.
William Fowler - Tue, 10 Aug 2021 22:58:19 EST e+QI6TRI No.58216 Reply
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Anyone going to observe this year's Perseid meteor shower?

Praying for a cloudless sky!
Walter Baade - Wed, 29 Sep 2021 18:45:51 EST PZcCME4Y No.58221 Reply
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Thomas Gold - Mon, 20 Dec 2021 00:53:10 EST INTf8VIk No.58258 Reply
The sky was beautiful when I passed through Tonopah a few years ago, I'd love to go back to that area sometime during an astronomically significant event. ^.^

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