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    #220727 - 08/13/15 11:01 AM Re: Perseid meteor shower reminder [Re: George C]
    indigo Offline
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    That's the kind of thing a kid may remember all throughout life. smile

    If you're both up for trying again and the weather cooperates, there are still a few more good nights for meteor-watching. You might even prepare a snack and set out a few camp chairs or a tent (without the rain fly) ahead of time.

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    #220731 - 08/13/15 12:19 PM Re: Perseid meteor shower reminder [Re: madeinuk]
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    We were out from about 1:30 to 3 am, just in our yard, and saw about 40+, including some nice streaks. And the ever-present satellites.

    Of course, paying the price in mildly cranky youngest child right now...
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    #220756 - 08/14/15 05:35 AM Re: Perseid meteor shower reminder [Re: madeinuk]
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    We were out about 1:30-2:15, resting on camp mattresses which double as pool floats, and saw several beautiful fast streaks. We came in when we heard bats circling and squeaking as they nipped mosquitoes out of the air.

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    #220764 - 08/14/15 08:21 AM Re: Perseid meteor shower reminder [Re: madeinuk]
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    I've tried this before, and dragged my DS out to watch -he is a sound sleeper and did not wake up the entire time so I had to drag him back to bed… I'm going to have to wait until they are a little older I think!

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    #232743 - 08/09/16 06:35 AM Re: Perseid meteor shower reminder [Re: madeinuk]
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    Reviving this old thread from last year...

    The 2016 Perseid meteor showers (peaking overnight Thurs Aug 11 - Fri Aug 12) are supposed to be spectacular - here's hoping for clear skies to view them.

    Looks like NASA will be showing them online Aug 11-12 2016: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/watchtheskies/perseid-meteor-shower-aug11-12.html

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    #232745 - 08/09/16 08:30 AM Re: Perseid meteor shower reminder [Re: madeinuk]
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    We were out ~2-3:30 early this morning, and did see a few, though the sky was slightly hazy. I took them out then as a compromise: slightly before peak, moon waxing/time of moonset, and adverse forecast later in the week. We may try again late in the week, pending weather conditions.
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    #247458 - 08/13/20 05:40 AM Re: Perseid meteor shower reminder [Re: madeinuk]
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    Has anyone been watching the Perseid meteor showers this year?
    Space.com - Perseid Meteor Shower Guide, 2020
    The annual show of "shooting stars" has just peaked, but depending upon the weather each night in your area, may continue to be visible.

    Heading outdoors to watch the sky may be a nice enrichment activity during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
    (Although I think the contagion has been downgraded from a pandemic to an emergency, based on a much smaller death rate than originally predicted... many asymptomatic cases... people did not even realize they had the virus...?)

    Seeing the Perseid meteor showers in person is a memorable event. Try some backyard camping, or drive to an area without city lights which may obscure one's view of the stars. There are also books on the stars and great information available to research online.

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    #247459 - 08/13/20 12:50 PM Re: Perseid meteor shower reminder [Re: indigo]
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    Every year!

    The weather has been very comfortable for backyard camping, but unfortunately fairly cloudy on peak night. Last night was much better, although still a little hazy. We did see a few big ones, which the kids enjoyed. We had a better viewing experience for this than we did for comet Neowise, whose brightest viewing nights unfortunately coincided with a streak of overcast evenings.
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    #247460 - 08/13/20 01:21 PM Re: Perseid meteor shower reminder [Re: madeinuk]
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    We always watch. My Moms birthday is today so we always remember.

    Take out sleeping bags and pillows and turn off all the lights. We say maybe 25 last night in an hour. maybe 10 really good ones.

    We will back out there tonight if the clouds stay away.

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    #247463 - 08/14/20 07:26 AM Re: Perseid meteor shower reminder [Re: madeinuk]
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    We were watching it either side of this year’s peak earlier this week.

    Saw some beauties on Wednesday night for sure!
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