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Perseids meteor shower

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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!

We only saw 3 in half an hour sad

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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!)

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 13-Aug-13 22:56:53

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

I'm in the middle confused

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 13-Aug-13 23:05:00

How is it Looking right now?

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.

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.

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