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Who is going to watch the sky tonight?
PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

As mentioned here among other places: http://ld4all.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=400278#400278
Earth is crossing the path of the meteorshower called the Perseides I think and they will be seen as yellow and green lights.
It starts early in the evening and it's then it's the biggest chance for earthgrazers, meteors that grazes earth's outer atmosphere and then jumps out again, they are slow but shine strongly sometimes brightly yellow or green.
The first hours we will only get a few per hours, at 2'oclock it will be a dozen per hour and shortly before the sunrise, 1-2 per minute.

You can best see them if you are out in the "country" so to say, were you can see the stars.

This information is valid for sweden, with timezone GMT+2, anyone that has any info for the other countries?
So who are going to watch the sky tonight?



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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Oh, I am. I've been waiting quite a while for this :D
We've got a nice little mountain close to my place which gives a nice view over the sky.

I hope my camera manages to capture some nice photos and videos (Which I can post here tounge2)


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I am ın Turkey at a beach hotel at the moment, and all members have just been ınformed about the meteor shower! It sounds ınterestıng, and the skys are very clear at nıght here so I'm defınıtley goıng to try to gıve ıt a shot!

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Yup I've been waiting a while for this. ^^ Unfortunately it is cloudy here today, but I hope it will clear up for tonight. Conditions should be great this year, since there's a new moon. moon

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Kenneth wrote:
Yup I've been waiting a while for this. ^^ Unfortunately it is cloudy here today, but I hope it will clear up for tonight. Conditions should be great this year, since there's a new moon. moon


Cloudy here as well cry


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

The peak metor hours for the Western US and Canada should start at 11pm.

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

In that case, I'll keep an eye out until midnight for them. I haven't been stargazing in a long time...

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

i don't think I'll be able to see it either way.

Since i live so close to chicago it can be very hard to make out stars sometimes

but i'll look anyway


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Still cloudy here. No meteors for me tonight. sadblauw

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Cloudy here as well..... Damnit!

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I can see it! wow The sky is cloudy in Brazil too, but there's a huge chunk of it shining a sinister green shine, it's absolutely breathtaking! Apparently, it's not even peak yet, it'll only peak much later today.

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I'm going to! grin There were some last night and my sister and I stayed up until 2am watching them. I live in the country so lights won't be a problem...but the trees will be. grrr We live in the woods so if you want to see anything you have to walk to the road and lay in the middle of it. No cars go by but you can still see very little. sadblauw Stupid trees....

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I decided to take some pictures.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/brunoansarah/ meteoro1.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/brunoansarah/ meteoro2.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/brunoansarah/ meteoro3.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/brunoansarah/ meteoro4.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/brunoansarah/ meteoro5.jpg ← low exposure etc, to compare with the others

It was a pain in the arse to tweak my grandpa's camera so as to even manage to grasp the green. In real life, it looks way more spooky and vivid. I'm still hoping to see the actual meteor shower from here, but the clouds don't seem to be that into moving away for heaven's sake. Anyway. I hope everyone remembered to look out the window tonight, because this is seriously stunning.


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PostPosted: Mon 13 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

This is awesome, it supposedly hasn't started yet here in Florida. Ill definitely be checking the skies tonight. It is a good thing I'm on the forums so much lately or I never would have known!

Those are some cool pictures, Bruno. So you can see it even WITH the clouds. Thats good to know colgate


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PostPosted: Mon 13 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Some image tweaking for your viewing pleasure (as I can't believe how much of that cool sinisterness is lost when uploading the image):

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/brunoansarah/ meteoro2foo.jpg

This is an edition made by me to the second picture, enhancing the greens. You can now see a big mass of light above the buildings. This is where the green shine is.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/brunoansarah/ meteoro3foo.jpg

Picture #3, edited by Chris (Mohegan) to enhance the brightness.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/brunoansarah/ meteoro3bar.jpg

Another edit on picture #3. I don't know what tool I used on this one, but it managed to emphasize the fact that there's a bloody green thing in me sky! nuu

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[20:37] <Bruno> --
[20:37] <Bruno> http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/brunoansarah/ meteoro1.jpg
[20:37] <Bruno> http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/brunoansarah/ meteoro2.jpg
[20:37] <Bruno> http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/brunoansarah/ meteoro3.jpg
[20:37] <Bruno> http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/brunoansarah/ meteoro4.jpg
[20:37] <Bruno> http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/brunoansarah/ meteoro5.jpg <-- low exposure etc, to compare with the others
[20:37] <Bruno> --
[20:37] <Bruno> In real life, it looks way more vivid and spooky.
[20:37] <fear> hah i can't wait to see it
[20:37] <fear> hurry up and get dark ;_:
[20:38] <Bruno> Not dark yet? o.o It's like 8 pm here.
[20:38] <Slinking_Ferret> Only 7 here almost..but it is summer in hte north equator and it won't get dark for like 2-4 hours I think..I forget
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[20:41] <Mohegan> so while the rest of us look for meteors bruno is being visited by aliens
[20:41] <Slinking_Ferret> Are there meteors in those pics
[20:41] <Slinking_Ferret> Cause all I am loading is a bunch of black so far
[20:42] <Bruno> Nope, it's cloudy, and the sky is has a couple of big green things.
[20:43] <Mohegan> funny green things
[20:43] <fear> looks weird lol
[20:43] <Regal> It looks odd, I don't remember seeing a sky like that
[20:44] <fear> i'd get in a bunker deep underground right about now ;P
[20:44] <Mohegan> was there a bright white flash and a mushroomy like cloud prior to the greeness at all =p
[20:44] <Bruno> Now that you mention it :P

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