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Perseid meteor shower

Postby olive » Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:26 pm

Starts tonight running up to the 23 August.

So plenty of opportunity to catch sight of a meteor in the sky.

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Re: Perseid meteor shower

Postby Wicksey » Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:59 pm

:lol: lost count how many nights I have sat out at the peak times in August and never spotted a thing. There was a different meteor shower last year, can't remember when it was, but I saw four decent ones that night. No doubt I shall still be out again this year on the fruitless search for shooting stars :?

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Re: Perseid meteor shower

Postby olive » Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:38 pm

Likewise!

There is alot of new stuff up there orbiting the earth. You might even see a plane or two….

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Re: Perseid meteor shower

Postby Enrique » Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:11 pm

Hi olive,
Thanks for the heads up.............

Last year when "trapped" in Spain saw only a few with naked eye.......but setup a camera recording and there where loads plus the regular satellites that pass over southern Spain........... plus plus you get to sleep . :D
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Re: Perseid meteor shower

Postby pepe jose » Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:51 am

saw the ISS the other night

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Re: Perseid meteor shower

Postby Wicksey » Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:17 am

There were some Starlink satellites that you could track last year and they were in lines, about 8 or more at a time going along. I can't believe how much stuff there must be up there now. We always see some sort of satellite moving across the sky nowadays. I can't stand outside for long as we get bitten to pieces at our house. It's a nightmare. I usually lie in pool with just my head above the water to watch in August.

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Re: Perseid meteor shower

Postby olive » Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:11 pm

I think the starlink “ trains” were so visible because they hadn’t been aimed at that stage.

Havent seen very many meteors each night until last night. Sat out , head craned back . Saw around half a dozen but have to say they werent that impressive. Might have been the light pollution. A solar farm a few km away has four massive lights on till midnight. Cannot imagine many workers there after dark. Might be solar fa4m equivalent of burning gas off on a rig!

What is impressive is the stuff up there. We saw the space station on its usual orbit. A few minutes later another “ one” almost at right angles. Chinese lab? Who knows.

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Re: Perseid meteor shower

Postby Lyric » Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:33 pm

At the peak, 11,12 and 13th there will be no moon which helps.

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Re: Perseid meteor shower

Postby Enrique » Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:46 am

Good morning stargazers,

While waiting to see the shooting stars checkout the Satellites that will be passing over your location........ :idea:

https://in-the-sky.org/satpasses.php?town=2514256
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Re: Perseid meteor shower

Postby olive » Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:40 am

Thanks for those. :thumbup:

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Re: Perseid meteor shower

Postby olive » Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:37 pm

Tonight is the best night for seeing them.

Spent a relaxing ninety minutes a few nights ago and saw TWO. Hoping for slightly more tonight.

Here is an interesting article . https://spanishnewstoday.com/the_2021_p ... 809-a.html

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Re: Perseid meteor shower

Postby Lyric » Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:46 pm

At present (19:40) the sky is quite hazy as it was last night still all eyes to the North East later.

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Re: Perseid meteor shower

Postby Wicksey » Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:54 am

My OH, who is not a Perseids fan, went outside to turn off the irrigation and saw two last night. I went out a few times and saw diddlysquat. In the past I have sat in the pool for an hour and seen the odd one, but I just didn't fancy it last night. We are plagued by biting insects here so just a minute outside is enough for me and I still get bitten.

On the other hand we did have an earthquake last night. Not sure if anyone else felt it. 4.2 just west of Granada about 11:20 according to the info I have found.

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Re: Perseid meteor shower

Postby elusive » Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:50 pm

Yeah i felt the earthquake. sat on a upstairs terrace and the floor and chairs started to vibrate and tables in the living room. Lots of posts from across the axarquia on f.b etc about it

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Re: Perseid meteor shower

Postby Wicksey » Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:10 pm

Just turned on LA1 and the news was on showing damage to houses where the earthquake was. Tiles had come off walls and quite a few cracks in houses too. Makes up for the lack of shooting stars last night.


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