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Old Aug 13 2009, 09:40 AM   #81
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We had a thunder storm. My husband has told me Georgia rarely gets them.. well apparently the weather is making a liar out of him. we've had either rain or thunder over the last several days.

Hopefully next time will be better...
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Old Aug 13 2009, 10:06 AM   #82
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Well, the clouds cleared yesterday afternoon and I had high hopes for the evening.....but a front moved in about an hour before sunset.....hopes dashed again.
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We had a thunder storm. My husband has told me Georgia rarely gets them.. well apparently the weather is making a liar out of him. we've had either rain or thunder over the last several days.

Hopefully next time will be better...
Last night we had one here in Wisconsin. It temporary took out the power, and the cats were not happy, I had to tell them its OK our oldest got out and got wet he looked like a wet mop when we found him that when we first moved up here.. The storm kinda first woke me up than put back to sleep. When my sight is better I well have to post and add a few new lines to a work in progress.
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I got a sight of five meteors on the late evening of the 15th: all quite long streakers with a slightly orange cast.
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3 days ago, I saw 1 at the start of the night but then forgot about it and went to bed. The next morning, it started to rain so not much chance since to keep an eye on what's happening.
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I Love the BAA journal i even rejoined as a overseas member.. the Articles and handbook are great,



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"Perseids 2007
Active July 23-August 20
Radiant RA 03h 04m Dec +58°

The undoubted stand-out for meteor observers in the summer of 2007 is a very favourable return of the Perseids, peaking on Aug 13d 02h UT in dark, moonless skies.

At this time, just as dawn is approaching for observers in the British Isles, the Perseid radiant will be high in the eastern sky and from locations away from artificial light pollution rates of around a meteor per minute should be attained.

In most years, the Perseids produce corrected ZHR around 80 at maximum, with rates at half that level on Aug 11-12 and 13-14.

Indeed, watches on any night in the 10-day interval centred on Perseid maximum are likely to be very productive for the patient observer: this is a great time for new observers to try their hand at meteor work!"
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you can "hear" Meteors too..... http://www.jas.org.jo/radio.html
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Facebook does have a Meteor shower App

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you can "hear" Meteors too..... http://www.jas.org.jo/radio.html
Oh, that's so much fun - we did that back in the local astronomy soc when I lived in Sheffield.
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