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    Meteor shower tonight

    If you fancy waiting up until after midnight or so, there promises to be a cracker of a meteor shower on display tonight.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6940962.stm
    "If we're lucky, on Sunday night and Monday morning we might see as many as 100 meteors an hour," said Dr Robert Massey from the UK's Royal Astronomical Society.

    "But the usual caveat applies: you still need good weather."

    The best viewing conditions will be where the sky is clearest and darkest. However, meteors should be visible, to a lesser degree, in cities despite light pollution and smog.

    "You will see them almost wherever you are, so it's worth a look," Dr Massey added.

    Both hemispheres will receive good views but the prime locations will be Western Europe and North America.

    Watchers will get the best of the display from about 2200 BST (2100 GMT) on Sunday 12 August, which will peak just before sunrise on Monday 13 August.
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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    Yeah, seen this on the news. I'll have a butchers, see what its like. See them sometimes if I'm late walking the dog - so a load of them should be good. Bet it will be cloudy though or turn out crap.

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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    Cameras at the ready, it looks pretty clear where i am

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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    *Shakes fist at clouds*

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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    its nice and clear here Shame My digital slr still hasnt arrived from amazon

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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    Skies are clear as a bell up here near Sheffield... I found my SLR charger too so I'll be trying to get some shots...

    All I need now is a tripod... damn!
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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    too much light pollution here

    might go for a walk see if i can get a better look
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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    Day of the triffids anyone........................................................

    Cloudy in York won't see jack
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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    I've seen some when I was back in Aberystwyth, could go round the side of constitution hill away from the lights...

    Can't get the clear skies, bonfires or friends here though

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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    Oooh Perseids, V pretty, will definately be watching if i'm awake a few clouds about but i'll see what I see quite lucky where we are because our back garden is totally black, and there's a field not a minute away

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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    People post the pics up when you have taken them

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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    Saw a brilliant blue/white one within about two minutes of sitting down...

    Set my camera up for 30 second exposures to try and capture as long a time period as possible and so far managed to get this one:



    If anyone has any tips on what shutter speed and aperture to use, I'll give them a go... currently using 4.5Ap and 30 second shutter.

    I was lucky to get that as I'd zoomed the camera in rather than having it pulled right out, just cos I was taking one more shot before going and waiting for it to get darker, so I was having a play.
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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    grr@clouds also, always wanted to see something like this.
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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    Well just stood outside for 20mins and couldn't spot any, sky seems clear enough!
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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    Holy crud, there's meteors headed straight for us?!

    Shouldn't somebody tell Bruce?


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    Re: Meteor shower tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by rox0r View Post
    Holy crud, there's meteors headed straight for us?!

    Shouldn't somebody tell Bruce?

    Definitely.
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