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Old 08-11-2012, 04:45 PM   #4801
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Yep, the Perseid meteor shower - it will be in the eastern sky, most visible during the wee hours before dawn. I'll be watching. We have no city lights out here to interfere with the dark sky, so should see some. I might have to go to the end of the driveway and a couple houses down to get a good view away from the trees.
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:04 PM   #4802
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Yep, the Perseid meteor shower - it will be in the eastern sky, most visible during the wee hours before dawn. I'll be watching. We have no city lights out here to interfere with the dark sky, so should see some. I might have to go to the end of the driveway and a couple houses down to get a good view away from the trees.
My eastern sky is right over the Atlantic Ocean. Just a block away.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #4803
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My eastern sky is dominated by mountains...
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #4804
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Hopefully some of us here can see the meteor shower - sure wish I had a good camera lens. Can't be sure I'm going to get up at 3AM to try to catch a glimpse, but I'll try. lol
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:37 PM   #4805
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Three a.m.? I'll have to think that one over. If I am up, I might. But that is not a good time to be out in this town. The bars have just emptied and all the drunks and nuts are on the loose. And this is Saturday!
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I'm going to be out, seeing if the Perseids are high enough for me to see, anyway. I love this stuff, I do know my camera will not take adequate pictures.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:59 PM   #4807
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I wouldn't either Addie, if there were bars around here and if this wasn't such a safe and quiet neighborhood. Last year I got up at 3AM to check out the meteor shower and there were a few longtime neighbors sitting in their lawn chairs in their front yards, watching as well.

Fiona, I love this stuff, too. I was out watching the sky every evening recently when the Venus/Jupiter alignment was goin' on. And Mars was so bright and red - it was pretty cool.
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I wouldn't either Addie, if there were bars around here and if this wasn't such a safe and quiet neighborhood. Last year I got up at 3AM to check out the meteor shower and there were a few longtime neighbors sitting in their lawn chairs in their front yards, watching as well.

Fiona, I love this stuff, too. I was out watching the sky every evening recently when the Venus/Jupiter alignment was goin' on. And Mars was so bright and red - it was pretty cool.
When I worked nights I used to take the telescope to work and we'd set it up in the courtyard for interested patients. That was fun.
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Now that would be awesome, Fiona! I would love to have a telescope.
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Now that would be awesome, Fiona! I would love to have a telescope.
Then you should get one, Cheryl. There are some reasonably priced ones. I grew up goping to the planetarium and hanging out with Dad and the telescope. And then it was a microscope, etc, etc,...
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