Perseids tonight

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  1. growingvegetables

    growingvegetables Guru

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  2. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Yep. Going to have a wander into the garden later :smile:
  3. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    I might pop out on the bike, away from the light pollution of the town.
  4. Turdus philomelos

    Turdus philomelos Veteran

    West Lothian
    Too cloudy this year. A couple of years back I counted 30 in an hour.
  5. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Some clear skies here so a maybe
  6. TVC

    TVC Living La Mala Vida

    Patchy cloud here, I just saw one by chance, and a passing satellite.
  7. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator

    I've just been down on the beach watching the sky.... a beautiful clear starry sky and a meteor shower too! I saw lots of flashes some brighter and longer than others. Anyone who stays up tonight is in for quite a show later. They were quite intermittent and in between I listened to the waves and looked at the lights across the bay. (On holiday in Marazion)
  8. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    Beautiful clear skies here in Sheffield. Saw a couple while I was bringing the washing in about half an hour ago.
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  9. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    I might have a wander out in a bit, but i have a 100% track record of going out specifically to see a meteor shower, and not seeing a single meteor. I saw a spectacular one in '99 when i wasn't expecting it, and a pretty good one in about '97, also unexpected (even heard one of them! (unless something else went 'schwoooom' at the exact moment it shot across the sky (it's not an easy sound to spell))).
  10. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    I don't think you can hear them (unless it plugged into the ground next to you). I guess when you see them they are 50 mile away, so that would be lots of seconds or may be minutes. (50/750*60*60= 4 minutes ?????)

    anyway, I spent 10 minutes outside starring skywards and seen now't, managed to stand on a big juicey slug in my bare feet though - which certainly didn't make the experiance any better
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  11. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    Sat on Pitsford dam wall. Quite a few spotted so far!
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  12. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    that's been on my mind ever since.... surely the bit of atmosphere it burnt through was too far away for the sound to carry to me... but i and the person i was with heard something right at the moment it streaked across the sky.

    anywhoo, went out and saw four meteors and two satellites and one airliner... so i'm happy. :smile:
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  13. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    South coast, UK
    I didn't look this year (too much light pollution where I am at the moment), but I have seen them in the past and heard the whooshing sound as well. Very odd.
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  14. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    are you sure, i have been watching the little movie you posted for about 10 minutes now and havn't seen them
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  15. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...


    I took a photo as well but missed it :sad:
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