Perseids meteor shower

(36 Posts)
GloriaSmud Mon 12-Aug-13 15:56:55

This meteor shower happens every year and early tomorrow morning is its peak. Bit more info here and whereabouts in the sky to look, here.

So let's hope for some clear skies!

capitola Wed 14-Aug-13 00:39:14

Ds and I have just spent a happy hour lying on the trampoline with the dog. It's very clear here and the bottom of our garden is nice and dark.

We saw 2 big ones and about 5 little. Very happy with that.

Very clear, went out for about 20 mins and saw 2 faint ones, plus a satellite. Space station is due at 11.48 tonight, but only for a minute.

How is it Looking right now?

I'm in the middle confused

Eastern and central eastern areas of england are looking good. Western side is a bit more hit and miss.

GloriaSmud Tue 13-Aug-13 22:42:13

They were saying on the BBC lunchtime forecast that the next few nights are looking fairly cloud free, so everyone should have a good chance of seeing some. As for timing, DH and I have just been out and spotted a shooting star (DH thinks he saw another two. I didn't see them ~ was probably blinking or looking at the wrong bit of sky at the time!)

Clear here too, just got a few jobs to do then I'm heading out again.

Troubleintmill Tue 13-Aug-13 22:11:40

Have I any chance in the north? If so what time roughly please?

GloriaSmud Tue 13-Aug-13 22:05:23

Another clear night here so hopefully another chance to see these.

GloriaSmud Tue 13-Aug-13 09:07:16

WhoKnows ~ I thought we'd see more as but I was happy with the 3 I did see.

Looks like Skywatchers enjoyed a good display in some parts of the country.

We only saw 3 in half an hour sad

culturemulcher Tue 13-Aug-13 00:05:35

Beautiful starry night here (East) - saw shooting stars in about 15 minutes.

OP flowers for reminding me and for showing me which part of the sky to look at.

They seem to have slowed down now, but we were seeing at least one a minute for a while. Really beautiful.

Whojamaflip Mon 12-Aug-13 23:32:38

Just come back in with ds1 - spent an hour outside on the trampoline watching - counted over 30! smile

Ds was really chuffed as he had never seen shooting stars before.

Its a gorgeous night out there ( Cotswolds)

GloriaSmud Mon 12-Aug-13 23:31:51

Just stood outside and having said I didn't think I'd see any because of the street lights, I saw 3 in the space of 10 minutes!
<a happy Gloria goes off to bed>

elastamum Mon 12-Aug-13 23:26:31

Have seen a couple - beautiful starry sky here and no streetlights grin

I saw 4 which is v. Impressive with my eyes. Also saw what was probably the international space station which was super bright.

nomorecrumbs Mon 12-Aug-13 23:18:08

Just seen two but they were in completely the opposite direction to what Google Sky View app said they were :\ more like 90 degrees to the left of the Big Dipper.

Lovely clear sky, surrounded by darkness (rural area), lots of stars, just no shooting ones. Yet.

Perihelion Mon 12-Aug-13 22:39:34

Just seen another, impressed as it's about 80% cloud cover and a fecking spotlight for the Edinburgh Festival and fireworks and a helicopter for the Tattoo.

Perihelion Mon 12-Aug-13 22:07:25

Spotted one shooting star last night, letting the dogs out. Tonight's looking a bit too cloudy atm in Edinburgh. But the clouds have been mental today. Always looking like they're about to soak us, but nothing but a small shower.

Just been out to see the international space station go by, lots of stars and a fabulous moon. Still a bit of cloud around the edges but clear overhead.

capitola Mon 12-Aug-13 21:37:20

Thanks so much OP for reminding me of this. DH and I usually spend a happy few hours lying on the trampoline watching this and I promised my eldest last year that he could join us to watch it in 2013.

It was raining here (west Wales) early evening so I thought we'd be out of luck, but it has cleared nicely now.

I think you will get a window of opportunity later purple.

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