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meteor shower this weekend

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Rugaar, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Rugaar


    Apr 11, 2007
    The annual Perseid meteor shower will peak this weekend. It's also a new moon so the sky will be dark making the meteors even more visible. Should be a good show.
  2. Matt_W


    May 3, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    I hope I manage to get to see that, cheers for the heads up.
  3. Bryan316

    Bryan316 Banned

    Dec 20, 2006

    I'ma drive out way West into Jackson or somewhere like that, and camp out.
  4. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    Right on. I love meteor showers. Maby ile take a drive away from the city because theres no chance ile see even one with the light polution here. I think i saw this one last year.
  5. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    +1 to meteor shower this weekend. There will also be a total lunar eclipse on the 28th of Aug. It will be early AM hours, though.
  6. I'm not waiting until the weekend for a shower. :spit:
  7. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass Banned

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    Los Blancos was in rural VT over the weekend. Spectacular view of the first waves, with city lights miles away and not a cloud in the sky. I hope we are as lucky this weekend!
  8. Chriss62


    Jul 24, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    I played a show during this time of last year. Cosmic meadows it was called. Cool show, but a terrible experience for me...

    Meteorz were hard to find.
  9. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Sounds like a good watch.
  10. I've seen three comets, including Halley's Comet and Hallebopp.
  11. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Cool! thanks for the heads up!!
  12. +1

    Besides being in a dark place, any tips on photographing this?
  13. Rugaar


    Apr 11, 2007
    Here you go.
  14. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I gotta get me a bar of some Meteor Soap.
  15. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Currently staying up for it, will wake up my daughter and her sleeping-over friend at 3am if the sky is clear enough to justify driving a few miles out of the city to watch. Otherwise, sleep.

    Did anyone else see the amazing meteor shower about four years ago? It was absolutely ******* insane. Like one every few seconds, often a few at once. It was said to be a once-in-a-lifetime event.
  16. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    I already saw one this night after it got dark. Nice big brilliant blue/green meteor. Awesome trail that seemed to stay lit for a while. You could see the burning happening on the meteor itself.

    Needless to say I made a wish and I really hope it comes true.
  17. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    Saw a few good ones tonight. Unfortunatly the sky was kinda cloudy.
  18. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I'm sure my little brother was watching this last night.
  19. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    It was pretty cool. Drove about 25 miles out to escape the city lights. There was some ground haze, but no clouds. We saw maybe one a minute. Mostly white to yellow, some long tailed, some no tail at all. A few bluish, and a few late ones that were definitely red. And as we drove home in the dawn, a final one bright enough to see against the brightening sky.

    My daughter and her friend were really excited. There were at least a dozen that got "wow"s from all three of us.

    We also saw a bunch of satellites, and one of what was probably an Iridium flare.

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