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tonyme
12-08-10, 08:55
Don't miss this amazing event! The night of Aug 12-13, make sure to gaze at the stars! :D

http://wwnn.co.uk/perseid-meteor-shower-tonight-august-12-2010/2399/

According to astronomers who have been observing Perseid Meteor Showers for the past years, the best time to witness it will be the late-night hours of Wednesday August 11, 2010 on through the first light of dawn on the morning of Thursday, August 12, 2010 and then again during the late-night hours of August 12, 2010 into the predawn hours of August 13, 2010.

Perseid Meteor Showers are visible in a dark and clear sky free of city lights. They can be usually seen all across the sky. However, the path of the orbit of the comet Swift-Tuttle makes the meteor shower mainly visible to those located in the northern hemisphere part of the globe.

As early as now, set your alarm clocks and try your best to wake up later midnight to witness the spectacular Perseid Meteor Showers as they light up the sky in the form of what has been known as “shooting stars”. Hopefully the weather will be good tonight as we all together gaze to the sky. Don’t forget to find the perfect spot where the sky is very clear. Perhaps this would also be the perfect time to be with your partner.

Ikas90
12-08-10, 08:56
Hopefully there will be clear skies here! :D

tonyme
12-08-10, 08:56
Hopefully there will be clear skies here! :D

My friends are coming over tonight at my place to see it, cause it's just an amazing place to gaze at the sky! No disruptions whatsoever.:)

Tonyrobinson
12-08-10, 08:57
Apparently... :pi:

After not seeing the solar tsunami light's I wouldn't hold out on much.... :(

tonyme
12-08-10, 09:00
After not seeing the solar tsunami light's I wouldn't hold out on much.... :(

Those were too hard to see anyways... I'm really positive that you can see this, especially if the weather allows it!

Tonyrobinson
12-08-10, 09:07
Will the UK see this then?

lara c. fan
12-08-10, 09:08
Thank God I'm in the village tonight!

We only have the occasional street lamp, so there should be no light pollution :D

Clouds might be a trouble though...
Oh well.

Dina_Croft
12-08-10, 09:21
Oh cool. I hope that there won't be any clouds on the beach tonight here in Greece. :D

tonyme
12-08-10, 09:23
Will the UK see this then?

I don't see why you wouldn't

scoopy_loopy
12-08-10, 09:29
Shooting stars kinda scare me :o Whenever I see them I can't help but think 'what if..?' :eek:

tonyme
12-08-10, 09:30
Shooting stars kinda scare me :o Whenever I see them I can't help but think 'what if..?' :eek:

A few nights ago, I went camping with my friends and I saw 5 shooting stars!:eek: It was amazing :D

scoopy_loopy
12-08-10, 09:33
Yes, 5 giant rocks burning through our precious atmosphere! :eek:

tonyme
12-08-10, 09:35
Yes, 5 giant rocks burning through our precious atmosphere! :eek:

:vlol:!!

I love it! XD:mis:

sandygrimm
12-08-10, 09:35
Sweet :D Wonder if any will hit Earth? Small rock which might have super chemicals and turns whoever touches it to a superhuman monster :D

or just add to a nifty collection :whi: :p

silviu_raider
12-08-10, 09:39
I so can't wait for tonight! :jmp:
I only need 1 wish! :cln: :D

Dustie
12-08-10, 09:53
Well I'm in the city, so no sightings for me.

touchthesky
12-08-10, 09:56
I'll watch. Maybe.

Remind me.

TRfan23
12-08-10, 09:57
Apparently... :pi:

After not seeing the solar tsunami light's I wouldn't hold out on much.... :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10941034

It was on bbc news this morning, so it's 99.9% true ;)

NRO.
12-08-10, 10:01
And ofcourse, they don't tell which timezone. I would look forward to it, but I don't know where.

tonyme
12-08-10, 10:12
^ Around midnight...

ryan91
12-08-10, 10:15
-watch the meteor shower tonight
-on which channel?

:D

lara c. fan
12-08-10, 10:16
And ofcourse, they don't tell which timezone. I would look forward to it, but I don't know where.

I'd be guessing GMT.

NRO.
12-08-10, 10:17
In what timezone?!

I'm on GMT +3.

EDIT: Damn you guys are fast.

peeves
12-08-10, 11:53
I probably won't be able to see the shooting stars tonight due to nearsightedness. But at least I'll try anyway.

digitizedboy
12-08-10, 12:14
Sweet :D Wonder if any will hit Earth? Small rock which might have super chemicals and turns whoever touches it to a superhuman monster

Or maybe something like the original movie of War of the Worlds where the machines break out of the rocks and terrorise our world. Now that would be cool

Lara Croft!
12-08-10, 13:09
So many times I have tried to witness phenomena like this and it's always a no show. Perhaps the skies aren't clear enough in the city. I'll give it a try though.

tonyme
12-08-10, 16:19
http://science.nasa.gov/media/medialibrary/2010/08/05/perseidmap_strip.jpg/image_full

Looking northeast around midnight on August 12th-13th. The red dot is the Perseid radiant. Although Perseid meteors can appear in any part of the sky, all of their tails will point back to the radiant.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/05aug_perseids/

jackles
12-08-10, 16:35
Won't be seeing any here.....Just started raining. :(

xMiSsCrOfTx
12-08-10, 17:23
Can't WAIT! Last year's was magical. :D

NRO.
12-08-10, 18:21
Yell when it's actually happening.

I'm so totally going to listen to the Unicorn-game song.

Nemo_91
12-08-10, 18:34
So many times I have tried to witness phenomena like this and it's always a no show. Perhaps the skies aren't clear enough in the city. I'll give it a try though.

This. I didn't see anything last year, lmao.

ThatNorskChick
12-08-10, 19:41
Going up to the mountains for this tonight! :D

Your_Envy*
12-08-10, 20:49
It's cloudy here. :pi: :(

almayah
12-08-10, 20:50
Not a cloud in the sky

This is gonna be a good night :p

Afonya
12-08-10, 21:26
I'm gonna get up in a few hours....luckily it's clear in here ^^ I love staring at the night sky, especially on a night like this ^^

SLAYER
12-08-10, 22:29
I've been looking at the sky for the past hour. saw a few, now my neck hurts lol

lets see if it gets better before dawn

_Beccaty_
12-08-10, 22:30
Woot! Ive seen a few :D
I hope theres a lot more later on :)
Excitement!! :jmp:

xXhayleyroxXx
12-08-10, 22:30
I haven't seen any yet, although I haven't been looking :ton: Its also overcast so I doubt I will see any.

Lee1711
12-08-10, 22:35
I see just one giant cloud :(

_Beccaty_
12-08-10, 22:38
Omg the sky here is so clear :D
and its dry so i can sit in my garden and watch them :)
Its such a beautiful night :D

yay :jmp:

tombraiderluka
12-08-10, 22:40
Seen one shooting star :jmp:

]{eith
12-08-10, 22:45
Can't see anything here unfortunately.

xcrushterx
12-08-10, 22:45
I just saw a few :)

ozzman
12-08-10, 23:04
i missed it :(

larson n natla
12-08-10, 23:13
Nothing happened here.

trlestew
12-08-10, 23:15
Too cloudy and blocked off here.

just*raidin*tomb
12-08-10, 23:16
Too cloudy and blocked off here.

Same.

touchthesky
12-08-10, 23:16
Apparently 12.30 is the best time to go out?


I dunno.

NemesisxAngelus
13-08-10, 00:39
Haven't seen a single one so far. However, there is a lone star lingering into the sky. It just won't come down. How tempted I am, if it were possible, to pull it down myself. :D

Rai
13-08-10, 00:43
I saw one shooting star, I'd almost forgotten to look too :D

Raider4Ever96
13-08-10, 00:46
Ah!! I almost forgot I'll check it out now!:D

NRO.
13-08-10, 07:33
Wut.

I fell asleep while waiting for it. Damn you, place-in-brain-which-makes-you-fall-asleep!

tonyme
13-08-10, 10:47
I've seen about 3 and one of them lasted for more than 4 seconds, it was amazing!!!!

silviu_raider
13-08-10, 11:08
I've seen none! :pi:
Stupid clouds! :mad: :(

Nenya awakens
13-08-10, 11:08
I only saw one :(

interstellardave
13-08-10, 11:30
I didn't see a damn thing! An entire summer of nothing but cloudless, blazing hot, days and nights and last night is the one night where it literally poured buckets of rain all night long! :hea:

I, Tomb Raider
13-08-10, 11:44
Every summer there's one "meteor shower". :rolleyes: :vlol:
Last summer you could see Mars as big as the moon, this summer we "had seen" green solar tsunami light in the night. :vlol:

Ah well... :D

sandygrimm
13-08-10, 16:20
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yahooeditorspicks/galleries/72157624705208110/#photo_4882680092

Picks if anyone missed it :)

Chocola teapot
13-08-10, 16:38
I saw LOADS.

<3

Croft_Original
13-08-10, 19:42
This is the first year I've seen anything. I still only saw two but...:D

Croft.

Tonyrobinson
13-08-10, 20:26
Didn't see it last night so tonight is when Ireland has been schedueled for it! :D

lara c. fan
13-08-10, 20:27
Didn't see it last night so tonight is when Ireland has been schedueled for it! :D

It happened at the same time for us. Meteor's don't take into account different time-zones :p

Lara Croft!
13-08-10, 20:30
I remembered to check it out, but the Athenian sky as usual wouldn't allow it. I guess like in any major city.

Tonyrobinson
13-08-10, 20:38
It happened at the same time for us. Meteor's don't take into account different time-zones :p

It's been announced on the N.Irish news that it'll be on tonight over here after it wasn't seen last night. :)

lara c. fan
13-08-10, 20:46
It's been announced on the N.Irish news that it'll be on tonight over here after it wasn't seen last night. :)

Huh, weird.
Oh well.

Tonyrobinson
13-08-10, 20:48
Yeah, something about being in Wales best last night and being overcast here. The sky is really clear tonight here though so I'm looking forward to quite the show. :)


EDIT: Seen two already huge orange ones :D