Stargazers ... Leonids Meteor shower

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by EGT, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. EGT macrumors 68000

    EGT

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    Return of the Leonids

    A bit late, but I just thought I should post about this. I saw 3 very bright meteors last night and I'll be keeping an eye out for some more tonight.

    "Estimates range from 0445 UT to 0630 UT on Nov. 19th (11:45 p.m. on Nov. 18th to 1:30 am EST on Nov. 19th). The timing favors western Europe, Africa, Brazil and eastern parts of North America."

    "keep an eye out for Leonid meteors the nights of Nov. 17th – 19th. "The best time to look," he says, "is just before local dawn when the constellation Leo is high in the sky."

    "Best viewing window: European observers should have the best view, during the predawn hours of Sunday, November 19. North American observers (East Coast strongly favored) should start watching just before midnight on Saturday evening, November 18, and continue watching through the morning hours of November 19."

    Happy stargazing. :)
     
  2. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    Hmm Maybe I will if it's not too cold. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. eyemacg5 macrumors 6502

    eyemacg5

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    <3 2 u!

    Thanks, I read this on aol new and was going to stay up, totally forgot and was just about to go to bed, now you reminded me <3 to you!

    Thanks
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Thanks, but I'm not entirely sure I'll have any luck trying to catch them...

    Picture 1.jpg

    :(
     
  5. dcv macrumors G3

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    I'd love to see this but it's never bloody dark enough in London :(
     
  6. eyemacg5 macrumors 6502

    eyemacg5

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    well it didnt happen yet, i spent over an hour in 1ºc freezing even though i was dressed like this

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    Hehe... I only dress like that if it's -10°C :D
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    -10°C?

    Luxury.

    When I was living in Canada we'd only dress up like that if it was -30°C or less.
     
  9. EGT thread starter macrumors 68000

    EGT

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    BRRR, it was a cold one alright. I only saw 3 more and they were dim, short lived ones. :(

    Ahhh well, it was a very calm, starlit night. Plenty of beer and peanuts. :p Good way to spend an evenin' ;)
     

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