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Perseids peak tonight

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:19 pm
by dannan14
Just in case anyone who is interested in meteor showers didn't know. The actual peak should occur between 1am and 2am PST, but wherever you are on Earth between 11p and dawn will give you the best chance to see the Perseids this year. Of course the moon will be bright tonight, but Perseids are known for their tendency to create fireballs. Enjoy all. You'll be doing something our kind has done for untold generations :D

Re: Perseids peak tonight

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:43 pm
by Minimalist
Figures.


First cloudy day here in 3 weeks.

Re: Perseids peak tonight

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:22 pm
by dannan14
Try for tomorrow night then, Earth hit the stream a few weeks ago and won't completelly leave it for another few weeks, but tonight and tomorrow night should be the heaviest. Sunday night had some good activity judging by some of the pics on Space.com so it stands to reason that until Thursday or Friday night there will be a few good ones here and there.

Re: Perseids peak tonight

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:33 pm
by Minimalist
Will do.

Re: Perseids peak tonight

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:18 am
by dannan14
The moon was a hindrance, but they shower still showed up with about 20-30 per hour. i had to go back home around 1:15, but i did notice from 12:45 til then there were 5 minute bursts of 1 or 2 per minute. It wasn't the show the Leonids gave in 2001, but it was well worth being so tired at work today.

Re: Perseids peak tonight

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:26 am
by Minimalist
Solid clouds here last night. Tonight may be better.