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The Lyrid Meteor Shower ..this weekend!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ghost, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Ghost
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    Ghost Boo!

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    Every year in late April Earth passes through the dusty tail of Comet Thatcher and the encounter causes a meteor shower. This year the shower peaks on Saturday night, April 21 and 22 Forecasters expect 10 to 20 meteors per hour, although outbursts as high as 100 meteors per hour are possible, and this year will be virtually moon-free.

    more info....
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/lyrid-meteor-shower-2012_n_1429068.html
    it will be a good night (if not to cloudy) to see the ISS too
    Good Luck, and get some photos :icon_thumright:
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    Cheers for that-heres hoping for cloud-free skies
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    Point_Audi Vorsprung durch Technik Regional Rep

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    Thanks for that "spooky" I will be out looking at the weekend and as "markos" said hopefully its cloud free skies! :)
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