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Message 1512691 - Posted: 6 May 2014, 3:58:19 UTC
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Here's a link, I think.
http://www.space.com/25768-new-meteor-shower-comet-linear.html I still don't know how to set up a direct link in here.


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Message 1512730 - Posted: 6 May 2014, 6:24:55 UTC - in response to Message 1512691.
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Here's a link, I think.
http://www.space.com/25768-new-meteor-shower-comet-linear.html I still don't know how to set up a direct link in here.

Highlight the link and hit the URL button (it's on the right hand end, above)

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Message 1513146 - Posted: 7 May 2014, 10:03:13 UTC

Looking forward to it! Will make sure I have my binoculars at hand:)



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Message 1520435 - Posted: 23 May 2014, 22:56:27 UTC - in response to Message 1513146.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/22/us/meteor-shower/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Meteor shower approaches in time for holiday weekend

(CNN) -- The cosmos has aligned, quite literally, for families, space geeks and insomniacs alike, as the Earth is set to intercept a new meteor shower late Friday into Saturday.

The scientists who discovered the cosmic debris say the Camelopardalid shower could be "significant."


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Message 1520442 - Posted: 23 May 2014, 23:19:36 UTC - in response to Message 1520435.

More on meteor shower..



http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/watchtheskies/may-camelopardalids.html

A Possible New Meteor Shower: May Camelopardalids

Scientists anticipate a new meteor shower tonight: the May Camelopardalids, resulting from the dust of periodic comet 209P/LINEAR. No one has seen it before, but the shower could put on a prolific show. The shower is predicted to be active on May 24, 02:30 - 11:00 UTC (May 23, 10:30 p.m. to May 24, 7 a.m. EDT). The peak is projected between 06:00 - 08:00 UTC (2-4 a.m EDT). This will be a one-night-only event.


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Message 1520484 - Posted: 24 May 2014, 2:14:39 UTC - in response to Message 1520435.

Meteor shower approaches in time for holiday weekend

I'm in the middle of the viewing area and it is raining hard and long.

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Message 1520485 - Posted: 24 May 2014, 2:21:27 UTC - in response to Message 1520484.

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I'm in the middle of the viewing area and it is raining hard and long.


Hope it clears for you. :) No chance of seeing it from here unfortunately.

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Message 1520488 - Posted: 24 May 2014, 2:28:20 UTC - in response to Message 1520485.

Meteor shower approaches in time for holiday weekend

I'm in the middle of the viewing area and it is raining hard and long.


Hope it clears for you. :) No chance of seeing it from here unfortunately.

No chance, lighting, hale and wind. Perhaps I angered the Greek gods by accusing them of stealing the snake on a stick form Yahawah.

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Message 1520490 - Posted: 24 May 2014, 2:33:51 UTC - in response to Message 1520488.
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Meteor shower approaches in time for holiday weekend

I'm in the middle of the viewing area and it is raining hard and long.


Hope it clears for you. :) No chance of seeing it from here unfortunately.

No chance, lighting, hale and wind. Perhaps I angered the Greek gods by accusing them of stealing the snake on a stick form Yahawah.


He he he he he he he ... don't worry about it ... :) just don't put up any umbrella's and try not to be the tallest object around :) It's how I've survived this long I reckon :)

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Message 1520507 - Posted: 24 May 2014, 4:02:53 UTC

It's a beautiful clear night here in central Florida and I am about to venture out and see if anything is poppin.


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Message 1520510 - Posted: 24 May 2014, 5:12:12 UTC - in response to Message 1520507.

For once it is looking pretty clear here in Washington tonight. YAY!! Be nice to make up for all the cloudy starshoot nights for the last several years. (^;


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Message 1520522 - Posted: 24 May 2014, 7:19:13 UTC

Well, either central Florida is too far south or this event is a dud. I spent the better part of an hour outside looking toward the north and saw nothing, nada zilch.


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Message 1520525 - Posted: 24 May 2014, 7:26:05 UTC
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It will be a matter of abiding here in the UK but I fear the worst.



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Message 1520576 - Posted: 24 May 2014, 12:10:39 UTC

So, I can't find a follow up regarding the intensity of this morning's meteor shower. Sure didn't see anything here in central Florida.


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Message 1520635 - Posted: 24 May 2014, 16:32:45 UTC - in response to Message 1520576.

Nadda up here too. )^8


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Message 1520657 - Posted: 24 May 2014, 18:31:31 UTC - in response to Message 1520635.

Dud, here :(


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Message 1520803 - Posted: 25 May 2014, 1:18:12 UTC

Stargazers Disappointed With ‘Invisible’ Historic Meteor Shower; Astronomer Explains

A few years ago I made a trip to High Point New Jersey to see a meteor shower. The park was open for the night and had an astronomer on hand to explain what we were supposed to see. We saw two shooting stars that night. The speaker was visibly embarrassed. Good thing it rained last night.


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Message 1521020 - Posted: 25 May 2014, 21:00:24 UTC

The problem with making optimistic predictions about comets is that we still know so little about them.


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Message 1524068 - Posted: 3 Jun 2014, 13:52:36 UTC - in response to Message 1521020.

The problem with making optimistic predictions about comets is that we still know so little about them.


And the weather has to cooperate as well....

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Message 1524262 - Posted: 4 Jun 2014, 3:45:04 UTC

Which is worse? Having an unusually dense meteor shower on an overcast night or expecting a nice display on a clear night and nothing unusual happens.


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