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9 years 6 months ago #33768 by ccrk9
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Is it me ? or has the meteor shower this weekend been a disapointment ?? I was up 1am and 3am Saturday morning and didnt see anything more than the normal amount of shooting stars you see every clear night here. This morning I staggered out at 2am wrapped in a blanket and was out till 3.30am. Nothing exciting at all. 5 "shooting stars" in all. And thats pretty normal for us. The news all said it would be at its peak from 2am this morning and I know the stars well enough to look in the right place.

Was I out at the wrong time ? or am i just so used to seeing meteors out here that this was nothing special.

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9 years 6 months ago #447367 by max2
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I didn't see anything exciting either.... although it was one of the rare nights that our neighbours house wasn't looking like skytower with every light ablaze in the wee hours.

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9 years 6 months ago #447374 by kindajojo
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I was out friday and saturday night and there was just the normal. Even out at 2.00 this morning...lovely and clear but no action (astronomally speaking)

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9 years 6 months ago #447418 by ccrk9
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Ah well glad it was'nt just me. I guess all the city people think its a big deal when they see stars full stop.

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9 years 6 months ago #447422 by Ruth
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kindajojo;447556 wrote: I was out friday and saturday night and there was just the normal. Even out at 2.00 this morning...lovely and clear but no action (astronomally speaking)

Oh yes? Other action then? [:0] :p [}:)] :D :eek: No, don't tell me!!!

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9 years 6 months ago #447459 by GloPony
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We sat in the spa & watched them for a couple of hours. We definitely saw more than usual, over 20 in total. It was AWESOME!

Were you looking to the north? They were all north/north west. Something that we did find amazing was that they weren't all travelling the same direction. We saw at least 3 x that were travelling south west to north east. Weird!

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9 years 6 months ago #447486 by max2
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While we are sky watching, when I get up around the 1.30am mark and sit awhile on the verandah, I often watch those little planes flying over and wondering what mission are they on up there?

would it be the mail, newspapers etc crossing the country? I cannot imagine anyone would want to sit in a little plane at that time of morning...

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9 years 6 months ago #447769 by Valmai
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Yeah I was out in my sleeping bag (with other necessary supplies) Sat 2am and was dissapointed. I later read that the big show was supposed to be Wed/Thurs not Sat/Sun....DOH!

Carbon-based biological unit.

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9 years 6 months ago #447958 by ccrk9
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I was out, looking north/northwest and saw a couple go in different directions, it was just so few - I expected more. I always sky watch as Im up and about often at night. A real insomniac.

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