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Tonight, it's nature's fireworks

Post  wyatt1 on Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:42 pm

Spectacular meteor shower could bring up to 60 shooting stars AN HOUR over the UK, say astronomers

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  • Best time to see the Perseids meteor shower is from Monday night to early Tuesday morning
  • It is an annual event but usually only features one meteor per hour
  • Shooting stars are the result of small particles entering the Earth's atmosphere at speed
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Re: Tonight, it's nature's fireworks

Post  jadeloue on Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:34 pm

i hope its a clear night and we get to see some of it
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Re: Tonight, it's nature's fireworks

Post  Flix on Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:43 pm

Remember the 'Day of the Triffids'!

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Post  mattiducatti on Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:51 pm

Can't remember this yearly event ever being mentioned up until a couple of years ago.
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Post  Flap Zappa on Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:07 pm

mattiducatti wrote:Can't remember this yearly event ever being mentioned up until a couple of years ago.
I've been watching the perseids for at least 30 years or more when ever the weather is clear.

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Re: Tonight, it's nature's fireworks

Post  wyatt1 on Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:47 am

Flix wrote:Remember the 'Day of the Triffids'!
 carnivorous plant.


“Stare at it for ages”

Triffid Julian Cook mysteriously arrived on Earth six months ago as part of a cluster of strange space-seeds.
He said: “To get the best view, use a pair of binoculars.
“That should magnify the beautiful, blinding light.
“Of course any resulting sight impairment will only be temporary.
“We’ll be certain not to pick you off with our deadly whip-like stings while you crawl in the gutter like hapless prey animals.
“Then feast on your succulent decaying flesh.
“No way would we triffids do that – it’s just not how we roll.”
Cook confirmed that he and all his fellow giant sentient plants were safely locked up in pens at the high-security triffid farms where they were being bred for their valuable oils.
“We’re quite happy in these big cages. It’s hardly as if we’re all conspiring in our weird clattering tongues, plotting for the day when the Earth will finally be ours – all ours.
“We wouldn’t be into that.”
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Post  Flap Zappa on Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:48 am

just been down to the beach with the wife and we saw a dozen or so despite today being the first day there has been any clouds for ages.
The appear to come mainly from just north of east to south west.
Saw a couple of quite big ones but mainly just streaks.

Anyway it was a nice hour or so out in the cool of the beach with the wife laying on sunbeds.

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Post  wyatt1 on Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:57 am

10/10  Cloud here,   can't see a thing.  head bang
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Post  Flap Zappa on Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:41 pm

wyatt1 wrote:10/10  Cloud here,   can't see a thing.  head bang
well another chance tonight.

I took a lot of time exposures but didn't manage to catch one on film.

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Post  wyatt1 on Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:53 pm

Flap Gallagher wrote:well another chance tonight.

I took a lot of time exposures but didn't manage to catch one on film.
 This is typical,  clear as a mirror until last night,  and it doesn't look any better today so far.  head bang
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Post  nicko on Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:59 pm

forgot all about it and went to bed,at 11pm.in bed for about 10 mins cat on window cill his head going up and down and sideways.  was he watching it?



ps he loves watching fireworks especially rockets.
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