Weekend Meteor show this weekend as it turns out.

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    4JNA

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    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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    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 :)p), 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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    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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    inside looking out. and up.

    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... :p).

    best of luck.
     
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    Look out for naked female brunette vampires.
     
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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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    omg I miss Tintin, got some reading to do this week :D
     

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