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#385510 - 08/12/10 07:14 PM Perseid Meteor Shower  
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The peak for this year is tonight: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseids

#385511 - 08/12/10 07:50 PM Re: Perseid Meteor Shower [Re: SimonB]  
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Perfect - something fabulous to do in a dark sky since the power is out up this way.


#385512 - 08/12/10 08:08 PM Re: Perseid Meteor Shower [Re: Diane Campbell]  
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Perfect timing! According to news articles the peak time here should be around 9pm. I just sent a text to all our boats out on charter and I'm hoping they can get some pictures.

#385513 - 08/12/10 09:04 PM Re: Perseid Meteor Shower [Re: SimonB]  
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Any idea whether best viewing is East or West?


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#385514 - 08/12/10 09:11 PM Re: Perseid Meteor Shower [Re: swanno]  
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northeast


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#385515 - 08/12/10 09:11 PM Re: Perseid Meteor Shower [Re: swanno]  
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I went out and had a look for a while but there's too much light pollution where I am.

#385516 - 08/12/10 09:13 PM Re: Perseid Meteor Shower [Re: klcman]  
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Simon - you might want to give them an update........ a little later than that for prime time.
http://www.wral.com/weather/blogpost/8127075/


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#385517 - 08/12/10 09:16 PM Re: Perseid Meteor Shower [Re: klcman]  
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Nice we have a clear view NE from our place at Grand Caribe..Marianne is frantically trying to find her tripod for the camera


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#385518 - 08/12/10 09:35 PM Re: Perseid Meteor Shower [Re: swanno]  
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klc, I'm guessing it may depend on where you are. I got the original peak time as 11pm in Toronto from CityTV news which is 9pm here.

#385528 - 08/13/10 07:50 AM Re: Perseid Meteor Shower [Re: SimonB]  
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Yep - went out, power was back on - light pollution from the neighbors pier ruined the view.
Perhaps these folks are from a part of the US where living in a Walmart parking lot is considered a good thing?

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