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Reminder - Tonight's the best night to see the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Discussion in 'Space' started by Art, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Art

    Art Member Political Irish Donator

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    The Perseids is forecast to be particularly spectacular this year with at least double the normal frequency of meteors as the Earth will be passing through a dense part of the comet Swift-Tuttle's debris field. The moon will set around midnight and so any time after that is the best time to look when the sky is at its darkest.
     
  2. anderson

    anderson Respected Member Political Irish

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    Is that tonight? I thought I may have missed it last night, overcast where I was.

    Do you know if the skies will be clear tonight?
     
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  3. The Potato Mystic

    The Potato Mystic Legend Political Irish

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    I had it bubblin' on my mind all day yesterday but then when night feel it slipped my mind! This time I'm all alarmed up.
     
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    dannya New Member Political Irish

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    Art

    Art Member Political Irish Donator

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    Use the app Acc Weather, it will give you hourly forecasts for wherever you are including cloud cover.
     
  6. Goaty

    Goaty Member Political Irish

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    Might be no harm I suppose if I wrap another roll or two of tinfoil around my cardboard box. Emergency shelter. The tinfoil makes it impervious to small meteorites and gamma rays.
     
  7. sandy beaches

    sandy beaches New Member Political Irish

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    Im with you Goats, ive seen Night of the comet too many times!


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRrniG0RWsA
     
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