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Meteor Shower Tonight

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Nilz, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Nilz
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Anyone going to be watching this, if so is anyone going to video it or get any pics, I think it would be quite good to see.

    Im going to pop out later to see if I can see anything, apparently us Midlanders will be able to get a good view of it.
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    I'll leave the bedroom curtain open a bit.
    day of the triffids started with a meteor shower didn't it ?


    low cloud cover :(
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    offer to do the middle of the night feed with mini nilz and you can both pop out and see it lol

    i watched it last year when i was on nights and it was pretty amazing :)
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Hmmm apparently the weather is going to obscure the view a little and thats a good idea, however i think mini Nilz, will probably freeze out there, so i may just sit in the garden with a nice hot chocolate, cap, slippers and pipe....lol!!! Oh and not forgetting my anorak!!
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    I'd better wear a hard hat when I take the dog out in a few minutes then ;)
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    I'm not 100% sure but it starts around midnight in the north direction and we should expect to see one around every 3/4 minutes, so i was told anyway.

    Would love to try and get some pics of it but my farty little point & click wouldnt be up to the job but if anyone gets any pics i'd love to see em.
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    Don't know about meteor showers, but the weathers been aweful in solihull today, heavy showers on and off...
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    lol.....you'll neeed that tartan rug off your parcel shelf as well, it might get chilly later :moa:
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    Look for Caseopeia, looks like a big "W" in the north east sky, aim for about the seven o clock position below it and you won't be far off. Starts between 10.00pm & 2.00am, peaking at midnight, forecasts expect around 60 an hour at peak.

    Lets just hope this cloud shifts.
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    It was heavy cloud here last night, couldn't see a thing :crying:
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    OK, I went out last night between 1200-1210 just to see what it's all about. All I saw was orangey grey clouds, how disappointing. :slapped:
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    I went out at about the same time, i didnt see anything either, and to top that i overlay this morning and was late for work lol.
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    Apparently it is still visible tonight, not as much as yesterday, but still a few..so could try again today.
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    I didnt even know about this..... awesome pics though
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