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Perseid meteor shower

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:31 am
by planewalker
The best show is roughly 45 degrees above the horizon to the NE when Capella creeps above the horizon. Usually 2300 to 0300 local time. Meteor activity will, however, be high in any direction of open sky under conditions as dark as possible. I'm lucky, I've got a Mountaintop {5,800 ft} with a rock top nearby in the Adirondacks. Optimal for soaking up some cosmic energy while watching the show. Happy viewing.

Re: Perseid meteor shower

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:44 am
by firebirdflys
Oh dang brain fog...thanks for reminding us Planewalker. :D This is usually the best meteor shower of the year. And this year there is no moon to contend with. Best viewing is tonight and tomorrow. Grab a buddy and a blanket and hit a dark portion of town for this amazing show!
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/scie ... oon-space/
Bb, FF

Re: Perseid meteor shower

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:19 am
by planewalker
FB,

How about a PM permission?

PW

Re: Perseid meteor shower

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:25 am
by SnowCat
I would like to see it, but my ability to see through walls is somewhat impaired these days, and I'm still housebound.

Re: Perseid meteor shower

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:32 pm
by firebirdflys
@planewalker, to me . Sure.

Re: Perseid meteor shower

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:44 pm
by barker
Yay Perseid Metoer Shower! Man on!!

Metaphysical aspect: attitude.

Re: Perseid meteor shower

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:28 pm
by SpiritTalker
My local TV station offered this "recipe" for viewing:

1. A dash of of darkness

“The new moon is actually this weekend as well, it’s tomorrow night," Schmoll said. "And so that means we will not have a moon at all during the nighttime, which cuts down on a lot of light pollution.”

2. A cup of clear skies

“The weather is going to be pretty good," Schmoll said. "Sunday night into Monday morning also looks like the best weather, right now.”

3. A tablespoon of timing

“The peak viewing for this is going to be Sunday night into Monday morning, so anytime this weekend is pretty good to go outside and see," Schmoll said. "After midnight is probably going to be some of the best times to go out, that's because as the Earth is rotating after midnight our location will be rotating into the debris field.”

4. A pinch of patience

“You might have to wait a little while, but if you’re patient you should be able to see something," Schmoll said. "Most people should be able so see a handful an hour.”

5. A pint of the perfect place

“If you can get away from the city lights and look up, anywhere that you look in the sky you’d be able to see some meteors," Schmoll said. "From our perspective, where this debris field is that we’re hitting is coming from the constellation Perseus, which after midnight or so should be up in the northeast. ”

Bon Appétit

“We’ve got this debris field in our orbit that’s left over from the comet, for this particular one, the Comet Swift–Tuttle," Schmoll said. "So this one has about a 133 year orbit around the solar system, around the sun. And so it has passed through several times in its lifetime, leaving this debris field that keeps going around.”

M

Re: Perseid meteor shower

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:46 pm
by firebirdflys
Opps, looks like I was a bit late to post notice but if you're in a dark area they may still be visibly showing.
This link will give you an Idea where to look in the sky.
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/m ... rseid.html
bb, FF