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Annulal Perseids Meteor Shower this week !

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It actually starts the 11th - 13th this weekend but www.spaceweather.com is already reporting many started now especially nice fireballs ! Great photo opt for those interested ! I have seen some great fireballs in the past years from this meteor shower . Get where it is dark for the best of them . LP cities interfere too much for good shows !!  Start looking now ! 

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Saw a couple streaking though Perseus the other night.

Dave

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The weather doesn't look great....?

Had it been a full moon, you could have guaranteed clear skys of course !

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15 hours ago, celestron8g8 said:

It actually starts the 11th - 13th this weekend but www.spaceweather.com is already reporting many started now especially nice fireballs ! Great photo opt for those interested ! I have seen some great fireballs in the past years from this meteor shower . Get where it is dark for the best of them . LP cities interfere too much for good shows !!  Start looking now ! 

I saw some wonderfully bright ones last Saturday. Not too many but the ones I did see were very bright and colourful 

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I saw some belters last year.

This year the forecast is not looking great for Saturday night but there looks to be a window just at thr right time...

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Never been overly impressed with this shower. Last time i saw it was 2015. I spotted 60 meteors over a 4 hr period from a cruise ship at sea, off the coast of Denmark.

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I've set up my laptop recording detections using the Graves Radar. A rough figure for last night is 160, so about 16 per hour. Mostly small traces. Seems to be less than the daytime arietids were, which gave me some big traces, but plenty of time to 'hot up'.

Showing 26 in last 33 minutes, but that's just the raw count and probably includes some noise.

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I’m just hoping i can find dark skies :( . We have so much oil field business out in West Texas it’s hard to find places without oil field traffic and LP. !!

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Well crap ! Weather here is reporting cloudy with 30% rain Thursday night and 40% through the weekend . Well hopefully there will be some clearing at times to see something ?  .

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