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Old 08-17-2010, 08:26 PM   #11
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As I predicted, not a single meteorite showed here - Bah, humbug - IMHO, meteor showers are an urban myth ...

LOL!!!


yes, Virginia, there are meteor showers...
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:30 PM   #12
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Last time we had one break in the clouds. One lousy little break in the clouds. This time it rained. I'm still hoping one of these days I'll get to see the show.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:48 AM   #13
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They are not flying by on just that one night.... Search into the darkness.. They're visible in the pre and the aft of the highlight as well!
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:05 AM   #14
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Saw quite a few last night!
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:20 PM   #15
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Check out Mars this month. It should peak on the 27th. It will be at its largest and brightest in our sky in the past 5000 years and it won't be as large again until 2287.

It should rise in the east, soon after sunset, and reach its azimuth about 12:30 am. At 75x magnification, it will look as big as a full moon to the naked eye, so even with binoculars it is way cool.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:28 PM   #16
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Thanks for the reminder...
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:45 AM   #17
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Check out Mars this month. It should peak on the 27th. It will be at its largest and brightest in our sky in the past 5000 years and it won't be as large again until 2287.

It should rise in the east, soon after sunset, and reach its azimuth about 12:30 am. At 75x magnification, it will look as big as a full moon to the naked eye, so even with binoculars it is way cool.
Turttle:Thank you for the information on Mars! I hope to get out there to see it!

Havalotta: You must be lucky or something...or live in a place with little light pollution. Here near Atlantic City it is tough to get a good, clear night.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:36 PM   #19
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I just took a look at Mars... It IS really bright!
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