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(Space.com)   The Lyrid meteor shower takes place all this week. Look up. Look waaaayyy up   (space.com) divider line 23
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2012-04-18 07:10:31 PM  
And orange-and-blue giraffe?
 
2012-04-18 08:22:29 PM  
FTFA:

This usually occurs at an altitude between 47 and 62 mph...


This is a *science* website?
 
2012-04-18 08:48:23 PM  

mat catastrophe: FTFA:

This usually occurs at an altitude between 47 and 62 mph...


What is "Your mother giving me road head on the interstate near Denver during rush hour?"

/is that right Trebek?
//My penis mightier.
 
2012-04-18 08:50:45 PM  
I had a low-number date with a girl (wasn't first, dunno more than that), we watched the meteor shower together in my front lawn (from the back of a flat-bed, in the country, little light pollution).

It was a helluva show, and it got me my first kiss with her.

I know, CSB, but fond memories. Later I turned into a raving loonatic possesive controlling douche and we broke up.
 
2012-04-18 09:00:52 PM  
... and I'll call Rusty.
 
2012-04-18 09:26:50 PM  
Okay, after playing with Yoursky, i have determined that it's...not in the best position for me to see it from here. It's a little better than I hoped, as it's coming relatively from back to front of my yard (a cleared acre), but that's also the high part of the yard. So maybe....
 
2012-04-18 09:47:15 PM  

mat catastrophe: FTFA:

This usually occurs at an altitude between 47 and 62 mph...

This is a *science* website?


No, this is Fark. But that isn't important right now...
 
2012-04-18 09:59:42 PM  
I'm going camping this weekend so I'll be away from light pollution. Sweet!
 
2012-04-18 10:02:27 PM  
I never know how to to follow this stuff.

its either a complete mental block, or the folks into the sky, don't know how to say, if you live "HERE' look SE at 1am."

thats all I want to know.
 
2012-04-18 10:02:41 PM  

Chevello: mat catastrophe: FTFA:

This usually occurs at an altitude between 47 and 62 mph...

This is a *science* website?

No, this is Fark. But that isn't important right now...


I just played the Airplane card in another thread.

I wonder how many threads have an airplane reference at all times.

Thesis?

/missing PCU ref
 
2012-04-18 10:05:25 PM  
Coincidentally near New Moon, and therefore coincidentally the night of my club's private observation at our new (and hopefully improved) dark site. So meteors and the Herschel 400 list--fingers crossed for clear skies.
 
2012-04-18 10:11:21 PM  

GypsyJoker: Coincidentally near New Moon, and therefore coincidentally the night of my club's private observation at our new (and hopefully improved) dark site. So meteors and the Herschel 400 list--fingers crossed for clear skies.


Light pollution kills it for me but I'll be looking up.
 
2012-04-18 10:14:36 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: GypsyJoker: Coincidentally near New Moon, and therefore coincidentally the night of my club's private observation at our new (and hopefully improved) dark site. So meteors and the Herschel 400 list--fingers crossed for clear skies.

Light pollution kills it for me but I'll be looking up.


If you haven't ever observed the sky from a truly dark site (naked-eye limiting magnitude 7 or so), I hope you get a chance to someday. It's a life-changing event.
 
2012-04-18 10:16:43 PM  

GypsyJoker: StoPPeRmobile: GypsyJoker: Coincidentally near New Moon, and therefore coincidentally the night of my club's private observation at our new (and hopefully improved) dark site. So meteors and the Herschel 400 list--fingers crossed for clear skies.

Light pollution kills it for me but I'll be looking up.

If you haven't ever observed the sky from a truly dark site (naked-eye limiting magnitude 7 or so), I hope you get a chance to someday. It's a life-changing event.


I have while traveling. I try to know what will be in the sky when I travel.

/waiting for the triffids
 
2012-04-18 10:37:48 PM  
Goodbye.

img525.imageshack.us

/ Goodbye
 
2012-04-18 11:11:46 PM  
TFA: "Many people confuse meteor showers with meteor storms. Meteor storms are very rare events when the whole sky is filled with meteors. Meteor showers, like rain showers, are much gentler. In fact, most people won't notice the difference between a meteor shower and a non-shower night"

Yeah, I'll pass on this one. Saw a nice Leonids show around 2001; that was worth driving into the sticks and freezing my butt off.
 
2012-04-18 11:27:25 PM  
I checked out my real time star chart called stellarium. The area of the sky it will be popping off will be around midnight behind my house. I have a galaxy-hunting class telescope, so as long as this shiat weather is cleared up (which weather.com says it will be) then I'll stay up to see the show on Saturday/Sunday.
 
2012-04-18 11:31:12 PM  

FriarReb98: after playing with Yoursky


Whatever it takes to clear your mind, I suppose.
 
2012-04-18 11:43:00 PM  
They should start having them earlier in the evening, say 10:30. I have to be up at 6am for work.
 
2012-04-19 02:19:49 AM  
Still pretty drunk after getting back from karaoke - check

61º ambient, past 1AM/Midnight local - check

Have to stay awake anyway to go to airport in 3 hours - check

Sticky Icky - check

Meteor Shower + Dark Side of the Moon over the headphones - check

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: They should start having them earlier in the evening, say 10:30. I have to be up at 6am for work.


You should just stay up all night with me. We'll play nightcrawlers. I'll introduce you to my dog.
 
2012-04-19 05:32:40 AM  
2 hours later and I've seen 4.

I'm going to bed.
 
2012-04-19 10:32:50 AM  

grinding_journalist: 2 hours later and I've seen 4.

I'm going to bed.


Peak is Saturday night/Sunday morning.
 
2012-04-19 11:25:59 AM  

grinding_journalist: 2 hours later and I've seen 4.

I'm going to bed.


If only there were something that could enhance your night vision and make you oblivious to cold and discomfort.

/enhance
 
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