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(CBC)   The annual Perseid meteor shower will be its usual bust starting this weekend   (cbc.ca) divider line 51
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2014-08-01 10:11:05 AM
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It's very impressive
 
2014-08-01 11:29:08 AM
Shower bust?

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-01 11:32:37 AM
What a great bust might look like:

www.artbronze.com
 
2014-08-01 11:33:36 AM
I was out last weekend camping and I saw quite a few meteors. Kind of surprised.
 
2014-08-01 11:33:44 AM
Can we stop calling every damn full moon a supermoon?
 
2014-08-01 11:34:06 AM
C'mon FARK: FRIDAY BUST THREAD!
 
2014-08-01 11:36:24 AM
Cool, headed out camping this week, so hopefully get a good show.
 
2014-08-01 11:36:26 AM
Yeah, really. I mean, whoever invented the perseids should really have scheduled them during a time other than monsoon season.
 
2014-08-01 11:36:30 AM

DubtodaIll: Can we stop calling every damn full moon a supermoon?


We're going to call them Magical Sky Circles now.
 
2014-08-01 11:40:24 AM

ObscureNameHere: C'mon FARK: FRIDAY BUST THREAD!


I'll bust out some busts when I'm done busting my ass at work.  Deal?
 
2014-08-01 11:48:38 AM
I know they are hard to see from you mom's basement, Subs...
 
2014-08-01 11:54:40 AM
I blame the 60s
 
2014-08-01 11:57:45 AM
I don't know, the last "amazing meteor shower" ended up having maybe 12 in the whole freaking night.

Internetz I do not trust em anymore
 
2014-08-01 11:59:33 AM
Jesus, if the huge chuck of rock isn't hurtling towards a major city or wrapped in a shark, you aren't impressed.
 
2014-08-01 12:00:52 PM
ts1.mm.bing.net
Know who else likes to watch falling stars.
 
2014-08-01 12:01:34 PM
Sleep well Paris

www.fernbyfilms.com
 
2014-08-01 12:02:49 PM
DubtodaIll

Can we stop calling every damn full moon a supermoon?


Media buzzword, like polar vortex, supply and demand... military intelligence.
 
2014-08-01 12:05:07 PM

barefoot in the head: I blame the 60s


1963?

s11.postimg.org
 
2014-08-01 12:06:18 PM

b-maz: I don't know, the last "amazing meteor shower" ended up having maybe 12 in the whole freaking night.


That.  It's either raining, cloudy, or even if the weather is just right, there are maybe ten an hour or something instead of the hyped-up "200 per hour OMGWTFBBQ!" that I hear/read.

Nowadays all these meteor showers get from me is a resounding "meh."
 
2014-08-01 12:09:07 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: DubtodaIll

Can we stop calling every damn full moon a supermoon?


Media buzzword, like polar vortex, supply and demand... military intelligence.


When they stop happening, yes.

http://earthsky.org/space/what-is-a-supermoon
 
2014-08-01 12:12:05 PM

Meatschool: b-maz: I don't know, the last "amazing meteor shower" ended up having maybe 12 in the whole freaking night.

That.  It's either raining, cloudy, or even if the weather is just right, there are maybe ten an hour or something instead of the hyped-up "200 per hour OMGWTFBBQ!" that I hear/read.

Nowadays all these meteor showers get from me is a resounding "meh."


I managed to get to a no light area, next to a huge lake,  I had better luck with northern lights than meteors.     Less I know it's a nasa approved shower, I say fark it I'm sleeping at 4 am
 
2014-08-01 12:12:06 PM
I live in a very dark area, excellent sky-watching location, so was able to sit out in the yard last year and watch. Saw plenty, and some of them looked last if they were heading right at me. Impressive.
 
2014-08-01 12:14:50 PM
Don't wash the car?
 
2014-08-01 12:16:08 PM
Fool me once, shame on me
Fool me 61 times,
 
2014-08-01 12:19:50 PM
When will it peak? Saturday?
 
2014-08-01 12:19:59 PM

snocone: Fool me once, shame on me
Fool me 61 times,


^my experience watching meteor showers every time ever
 
2014-08-01 12:20:01 PM
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Rusty Griswold: Hey, ya' got Pac Man?

Cousin Dale: No.

Rusty Griswold: Ya' got Space Invaders?

Cousin Dale: Nope.

Rusty Griswold: Ya' got Asteroids?

Cousin Dale: Naw, but my dad does. Can't even sit on the toilet some days.
 
2014-08-01 12:21:36 PM
The last good one I saw was 2001-ish, and I froze my ass off (Leonids in November).
 
2014-08-01 12:24:22 PM
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2014-08-01 12:26:53 PM
Urban light pollution and haze make it nearly impossible to see meteors here although if you go up on Parliament Hill you might occasionally spot a small shooting star blink out. I saw one spectacular meteor in 2001. It looked like a UFO, well, several different UFO descriptions actually, but I was able to identify the meteor shower of which it was part from the web.

I am resigned to not see most astronomical phenomena because of weather and light pollution. I do manage the occasional sighting though.
 
2014-08-01 12:27:26 PM

Ivo Shandor: The last good one I saw was 2001-ish, and I froze my ass off (Leonids in November).


I saw that and it was farking SPECtacular!   Has probably ruined every other thing like that I'm going to see for the rest of my life.

/Dressed warm enough - it was totally worth it.
 
2014-08-01 12:27:29 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: What a great bust might look like:

[www.artbronze.com image 800x968]


You and I have very different opinions on what constitutes a great bust.
 
2014-08-01 12:28:41 PM

Nuclear Monk: snocone: Fool me once, shame on me
Fool me 61 times,

^my experience watching meteor showers every time ever


Kahotec
fer cryin' out loud Haley's
 
2014-08-01 12:29:49 PM

brantgoose: Urban light pollution and haze make it nearly impossible to see meteors here although if you go up on Parliament Hill you might occasionally spot a small shooting star blink out. I saw one spectacular meteor in 2001. It looked like a UFO, well, several different UFO descriptions actually, but I was able to identify the meteor shower of which it was part from the web.

I am resigned to not see most astronomical phenomena because of weather and light pollution. I do manage the occasional sighting though.


I blame Global Warming.
 
2014-08-01 12:31:04 PM

August11: When will it peak? Saturday?


When you peek, you win.

whut? O, never  mind
 
2014-08-01 12:31:19 PM
"And summertime temperatures make it a pleasure to lie out......."

I take it he doesn't watch them in south Texas.
Not without a sweat rag anyway.
 
2014-08-01 12:33:09 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: barefoot in the head: I blame the 60s

1963?

[s11.postimg.org image 850x619]


Only if it has the Breezeway.
 
2014-08-01 12:33:46 PM

snocone: brantgoose: Urban light pollution and haze make it nearly impossible to see meteors here although if you go up on Parliament Hill you might occasionally spot a small shooting star blink out. I saw one spectacular meteor in 2001. It looked like a UFO, well, several different UFO descriptions actually, but I was able to identify the meteor shower of which it was part from the web.

I am resigned to not see most astronomical phenomena because of weather and light pollution. I do manage the occasional sighting though.

I blame Global Warming.


You may be onto something, as we all know Global Warming also attracts asteroids.
 
2014-08-01 12:39:06 PM

Vacation Bible School: snocone: brantgoose: Urban light pollution and haze make it nearly impossible to see meteors here although if you go up on Parliament Hill you might occasionally spot a small shooting star blink out. I saw one spectacular meteor in 2001. It looked like a UFO, well, several different UFO descriptions actually, but I was able to identify the meteor shower of which it was part from the web.

I am resigned to not see most astronomical phenomena because of weather and light pollution. I do manage the occasional sighting though.

I blame Global Warming.

You may be onto something, as we all know Global Warming also attracts asteroids.


Look what it did to Pluto.
Melted almost away.
 
2014-08-01 12:47:16 PM
Count me among those that see this one as a dissappointment.

However...  2 weeks ago, I saw the coolest farking thing.  About 10:15pm, I happened to look south from my house, and saw a fireball streak downward and explode!  I went back inside and told everyone that I just saw the coolest thing ever!!  They were like, "yeah.  great."

I posted on FB that I had seen it.  And made it a point to say, "the atmosphere is pretty farking big.  It could have been hundreds of miles from here."

So the next day I looked it up on the news.  And sure enough, it was there.  It actually flew over Norfolk VA.  I live in NJ, some 300 miles away.  And some guy in DC actually cought it on his dashboard cam.

So, it was real, and I wasn't imagining things.  So I'm good with meteors for a while.
 
2014-08-01 12:52:56 PM

snocone: Nuclear Monk: snocone: Fool me once, shame on me
Fool me 61 times,

^my experience watching meteor showers every time ever

Kahotec
fer cryin' out loud Haley's


I remember looking at Haley's when i was a kid and from what i remember it looked like a faint blob and i was disappoint.
 
2014-08-01 01:36:03 PM
I dunno.

I saw one shooting star last night and two this morning up here in the Calif high desert.

/Didn't know a meteor shower was expected
//Just thought it was cool
///Well, except for the billion year old rocks burning up just out of chance
 
2014-08-01 02:00:12 PM
It might be a good year.  I saw 6 of them on Tuesday night doing some night time photography.  I was out there about an hour and wasn't looking for them in particular.
 
2014-08-01 02:15:02 PM
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2014-08-01 02:20:53 PM
When I was a kid back in the 70's, we were up in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area during the Perseids AND an episode of intense Northern Lights activity.  Conditions were perfect.  No (human) lights in fifty miles' radius.  No moon.  It was freaking DARK.  We padded out to a rocky island and wrapped ourselves up in blankets and sleeping bags to wait for nightfall and see the meteor shower.

Then God turned on the Laser Floyd show.

There were folded sheets moving all across the sky.  Their colors ranged from a mint green to a sort of rosy pink.  At one point, we were directly underneath the center of a circular auroral sheet.  We were encircled by faint rays of light starting all around the horizon and terminating in a single point at the center of the night sky.  It was like looking into infinity.  The points of light shimmering in the sheet moved outward from the center, creating an illusion of motion.  I actually felt like the Earth was falling into some kind of black hole.

And the whole time, meteors were arcing across the sky as if there were some kind of battle going on in space.  I've never seen the Northern Lights (or a meteor shower as active and intense) since.
 
2014-08-01 02:40:53 PM
The Perseid meteor shower takes place each August as the Earth passes through debris left by the Comet Swift-Tuttle. It peaks each year from Aug. 11 to 13


This weekend?
 
2014-08-01 03:37:10 PM

ArkAngel: [img.fark.net image 640x360]

It's very impressive


Annnnd done in one.
 
2014-08-01 03:49:29 PM

Ivo Shandor: The last good one I saw was 2001-ish, and I froze my ass off (Leonids in November).


This. Some memories are planted in your mind forever. That pre-dawn November eastern Mass morning, huddled under blankets with my gf in the back of my pickup, watching the cloudless sky rain down streams of light for over an hour.... yeah, that one's a keeper :)

/supposed to rain this weekend
 
2014-08-01 04:13:08 PM
Barring an eclipse or two, every major astronomical event that's occurred in the past twenty years has coincided with clouds and/or rain in my area.


/Takes a look out his window...
/grumble...
/Checks the 3 day forecast...
//Sigh...
 
2014-08-01 04:58:33 PM

Memoryalpha: Barring an eclipse or two, every major astronomical event that's occurred in the past twenty years has coincided with clouds and/or rain in my area.


I get that a lot, too. I wake up at 2am to catch a lunar eclipse, and it's overcast (after being perfectly clear at bedtime). I haven't seen a decent meteor shower in years, but I did see a bunch at Bryce Canyon last years -- turns out, if you can get to a place that has serious dark skies, you can see a lot of meteors on any given night.

Right now I'm researching the best place to go for the 2017 solar eclipse.
 
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