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    Default Re: Meteor Shower Night of 23 May into early hours of 24 May 2014



    But there is a lot of stuff to do a scope while you are waiting!

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    I have yet to tell her it is only in the back yard...
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    Default Re: Meteor Shower Night of 23 May into early hours of 24 May 2014

    Forecasts for Philly right now say Cloudy... if it is, it will be the 15th time in a row that there's been an overcast for a meteor shower... Good thing I stopped gambling..

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    Default Re: Meteor Shower Night of 23 May into early hours of 24 May 2014

    Whut?
    The antenna at the Mira observatrory just picked up 11 meteorites in just 6 minutes...

    Vertical lines are meteorites
    Curved lines are airplaines
    "clouds" are big meteorites with an after trail

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    Default Re: Meteor Shower Night of 23 May into early hours of 24 May 2014

    It is still raining (small) stones:

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    Default Re: Meteor Shower Night of 23 May into early hours of 24 May 2014

    Even though my location is not ideal, I'm still looking forward to having a look at the meteor shower on the night of 24th / 25th in the UK. It's good that the constellation is circumpolar but it's getting close to the longest day, not properly dark for too long nowanights!
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    Default Re: Meteor Shower Night of 23 May into early hours of 24 May 2014

    Hi Jeff. I almost missed this post. Thanks for the heads up on the possible great meteor show tomorrow night, and also your nice annotated map. I hope that it lives up to the expectations, and wishing everyone clear skies.
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    Default Re: Meteor Shower Night of 23 May into early hours of 24 May 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by DaltonSkyGazer View Post
    Here is small update. Hopefully, this event turns true. VIDEO: Best Meteor Shower in a Decade! Now the weathermen are predicting it, if it is like their weather predictions we may be out of luck! If their 10 day forecast holds true, I am out of luck
    If it's clear, stay up and look for it. It's what we do. I'm home in California for the weekend and if it's clear, I'm staying up. It will give me a chance to set up my C9.25 and have a look around too.

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    Even though the forecast does not look great here, I am going to be up looking for a hole in the clouds to the North. With some luck I may be able to glimpse a few if this show lives up to expectations.

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    Default Re: Meteor Shower Night of 23 May into early hours of 24 May 2014

    I've got a source that stated between 2-4 am for peak shower. Claims that the debris will be here before the main onslaught of fireballs. This shoiuld be quite enjoyable if the calculations hold true.
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