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Old Aug 10, 2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Weekend Meteor show this weekend as it turns out.

anyone else like watching free nature fireworks shows?!

i know people don't go out in the dark and look up like they used to, just wondering. i like space. and distant planets. and shiny things.

XKCD put together a nice guide for newbs in the meteor world. enjoy.
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Old Aug 11, 2013, 12:13 PM   #2
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last night (8/10) was sorta slow here in the central region of the US. nasa says tonight will be better, peaking 8/12-13 if anyone cares.

free shows are my favorite kinda shows.
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Thanks for the head's up (), I'd forgotten about it. --And I'm irked because I was outside with the dogs at 4 this morning AND I looked at the sky blearily but still totally missed an opportunity.

Also - erupting from ground is totally awesome! Except my shooting stars appear to be mushrooms too.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 12:36 PM   #4
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I had a wonderful time watching the show last night. The universe is just astounding.
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We've been cloudy here for the past few days so I've not been able to see anything, but will try again tonight.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 05:15 PM   #6
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inside looking out. and up.

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We've been cloudy here for the past few days so I've not been able to see anything, but will try again tonight.
if clouds get in the way, you can use technology to peer past. last live broadcast is tonight, 8/13 @ 7pm EDT (2300 GMT) at SPACE.Com.

last night here was awesome. started slow, but got going and stayed steady for most of an hour that i was out. would have been longer, but bugs decided to eat me for supper, and i got tired of swatting. (insert joke here - i just flew in from Vegas, and boy are my arms tired... ).

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Old Aug 13, 2013, 06:43 PM   #8
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I saw a meteor around 10-10:30pm two nights ago which would have been spectacular if there hadn't been so much ambient light pollution. After that clouds rolled in, still cloudy.

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Thanks for the head's up (), I'd forgotten about it. --And I'm irked because I was outside with the dogs at 4 this morning AND I looked at the sky blearily but still totally missed an opportunity.

Also - erupting from ground is totally awesome! Except my shooting stars appear to be mushrooms too.
omg I miss Tintin, got some reading to do this week
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