Meteor Shower tonight

Lucretia

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#1
For anyone capable of lying on the ground and looking up at the stars - the Perseid Meteor Shower should be at its best and brightest tonight, after midnight in the UK.

If you see a meteor wizz over, you can record it on a website or Twitter (hoik spit) about it, if you really must. Or you could just go 'oooo, wow'....

Meteorwatch.org

Safety Note: The meteors best viewed from somewhere with little light pollution like the Brecons or Otterburn, rather than, say, the pavement outside a Weatherspoons, or the hard shoulder of the M6. Although, thinking about the various threads in the NAAFI concerning bodily (dis)functions, meteor watching would make the perfect excuse - 'I was watching the Perseids and it was so amazing I never noticed...'
 
#2
I might go out for a look tonight, I remember last year being informed on a forum of the possibility of seeing the International Space Station, so I went out into the garden at the time given and did indeed see it moving overhead from west to east. I dont even live in that much of a rural area either.
 
#3
I might go out for a look tonight, I remember last year being informed on a forum of the possibility of seeing the International Space Station, so I went out into the garden at the time given and did indeed see it moving overhead from west to east. I dont even live in that much of a rural area either.
Me too, I'm normally flat on my back in a field at 11 pm anyway
 
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randomgary

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#5
went out for 5 mins as the other half had never seen one! seen about 7. one was extreamly bright
 
#6
Cloudy down south…
 
#7
Sat out last night and was impressed, I saw about 25 streaks over 1 hour, hoping to see some more tonight.
 
#10
Upwards. Towards the sky.[/QUOTE

Haha walked into that one Pigshyt. Humour me...last time I was star gazing waiting for 'streaky lights' I was looking towards the west when the great event was taking place behind a Tor to the east.

Still looking...can't see anything yet! The sky is clear and the stars are exceptionally bright.
 
#14
Where's Sir Patrick Moore when you need him. No meteors.

Sat out on the decking in a sleeping bag with a beer watching the stars twinkle and it is so peaceful...sure beats where you are Wench.
 
#15
Where's Sir Patrick Moore when you need him. No meteors.

Sat out on the decking in a sleeping bag with a beer watching the stars twinkle and it is so peaceful...sure beats where you are Wench.
Sir Patrick would make your decking tilt...

Have you seen the size of him lately?
 
#17
Where's Sir Patrick Moore when you need him. No meteors.

Sat out on the decking in a sleeping bag with a beer watching the stars twinkle and it is so peaceful...sure beats where you are Wench.
Why are you talking to yourself?

We went for a walk tonight with the Pirate Dog (Arr Arr) and saw a star, I made a wish.

I wished you'd get pretty. Has it worked yet?

On a seriouser note, it's a bit cloudy here, and I am far too lazy to get the telescope out of msr's diffies room.

I need see a star though.
 
#18
Sir Patrick would make your decking tilt...

Have you seen the size of him lately?
He is a sweety, when I get to be his age I hope I still have the same mental faculties he possesses. Saw him interview a couple of NASA astronauts a few months ago. You could see the reverence they held him in.
 
#20
He is a sweety, when I get to be his age I hope I still have the same mental faculties he possesses. Saw him interview a couple of NASA astronauts a few months ago. You could see the reverence they held him in.
Well it wasn't G Forces holding him in.

He's more centrifugal than centripetal these days.

Why he doesn't have a couple of moons (at the very least) orbiting him I'll never know...
 

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