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No matter where you live worldwide, the 2013 Perseid meteor shower will probably be at its best on the nights of August 11 - 12 and/or August 12 -13. Before the dawn viewing is best. From northerly latitudes, you often see 50 or more meteors per hour, and from southerly latitudes in the southern Hemisphere, perhaps you'll see about one-third that many meteors.

So be sure to look up and watch the skies!

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Lady J;1433411 wrote: No matter where you live worldwide, the 2013 Perseid meteor shower will probably be at its best on the nights of August 11 - 12 and/or August 12 -13. Before the dawn viewing is best. From northerly latitudes, you often see 50 or more meteors per hour, and from southerly latitudes in the southern Hemisphere, perhaps you'll see about one-third that many meteors.

So be sure to look up and watch the skies!

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EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2013 | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky


Thanks for the reminder
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Bryn Mawr;1433461 wrote: Thanks for the reminder


Me too.

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Cool! Dilemma - to drive a little farther up the mountain for a wider view, but risk having the city lights below spoil it, or to stay in my secluded valley where I know that it will be dark.
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I'm bumming :( .... supposed to be poor viewing here.

Did find where NASA has a live webcast of Perseid showers.

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend: Watch It Online Tonight
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Thanks for posting this Lady J. I've been waiting for days for this event. It's cloudy here also. I did pull up the camera, but it also looks cloudy below. Hope it all clears up.

I'm ready though...will be going out later to view the shower.....er...hopefully.
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Just been out to feed the Foxes ( 1 am ) Uk time and Its a very clear night. Have seen 5 or 6 so far.
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oscar;1433526 wrote: Just been out to feed the Foxes ( 1 am ) Uk time and Its a very clear night. Have seen 5 or 6 so far.


You lucky girl. I can't see anything with the clouds....grrrr
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Kathy Ellen;1433527 wrote: You lucky girl. I can't see anything with the clouds....grrrr


I agree Kathy Ellen...way too cloudy here :(

Last night was a little better but didn't really see much.

Sigh...they are calling for rain here tomorrow. Guess it is a wait again till next year.
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Lady J;1433529 wrote: I agree Kathy Ellen...way too cloudy here :(

Last night was a little better but didn't really see much.

Sigh...they are calling for rain here tomorrow. Guess it is a wait again till next year.


I am so upset with this weather. I wait every year for certain meteor showers....stinks....yukky....grrrrrr
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Kathy Ellen;1433530 wrote: I am so upset with this weather. I wait every year for certain meteor showers....stinks....yukky....grrrrrr


And there will be more on the near horizon....

and get ready....there is a bus (climate satellite) about to fall on earth!

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Kathy Ellen;1433527 wrote: You lucky girl. I can't see anything with the clouds....grrrr


Some pics for you ladies from England.

Spectacular reminder of a comet that won't pass by for another 113 years: Incredible pictures of the Perseid meteor shower at its best | Mail Online

I stayed up until about 3 am watching them and my girlfriend reported there was an enormous group of people on The Sussex Downs last night camping out all night.
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Saw several last night sat out on the campsite we are staying at, twenty plus, we lost count. Great night.
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Heavy cloud and too much incident light to see anything here :-(

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