logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
carroll, del del, caterica, Rimo Joyce, RedLex
57761 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57,761 Registered Members
417 Forums
115,497 Topics
821,042 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 346
Mona - Astronomy 131
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 107
Allyson - USACook/HomeCook 92
Deanna - New Age 86
"Rosie" 68
Lestie4containergardens 61
Jana - Creativity Editor 54
Susan - Meditation Editor 46
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 30
Ad Income Supports Charity
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#701938 - 07/15/11 12:28 PM The Perseids 2013 are coming!
Mona - Astronomy Online   content
BellaOnline Editor
Zebra

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 3168
Loc: United Kingdom
Note: The 2014 Perseids are over now. I've merged this thread from an earlier year with the current one because there are some interesting posts in it. Watch out for the 2015 Perseids in August!

Some of you saw the Perseids last year. They're back soon. Predictions for the peak are always uncertain, but are expected to peak between August 11-14. But it's worth looking on the days near this date too. Between midnight and the hours before dawn give the best viewing.

If you want to know more about meteor showers, here is my article Meteor Showers - The Perseids


Edited by Mona - Astronomy (08/31/14 08:25 AM)
_________________________
Mona Evans
For news, activities, pictures and more, sign up to the Astronomy Newsletter!

http://www.bellaonline.com/newsletter/astronomy

Top
#706153 - 08/08/11 01:03 PM Re: The Perseids 2013 are coming! [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
Mona - Astronomy Online   content
BellaOnline Editor
Zebra

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 3168
Loc: United Kingdom
Meteorwatch 2012 made a video like a trailer for an adventure film for the Geminids 2012. (The Geminids are another popular meteor shower - they're in December.) It's very well done and quite imaginative. Have a look.

Meteor shower trailer


Edited by Mona - Astronomy (08/04/13 03:08 AM)
_________________________
Mona Evans
For news, activities, pictures and more, sign up to the Astronomy Newsletter!

http://www.bellaonline.com/newsletter/astronomy

Top
#706168 - 08/08/11 02:25 PM Re: The Perseids 2011: Coming to a sky near you! [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
Diana-Exotic Pets Editor Offline
Koala

Registered: 04/11/09
Posts: 2358
Loc: Huron, South Dakota
The Perseids can have some exceptional years. Last year we traveled for them, maybe saw two. Some years we have seen hundreds in an hour's time. I've got to see them during two different peaks, (over a 35-year span) one was in the dark moonless skies of Kansas in the early morning hours. It was beautiful! The Leonid meteor shower in November can also be pretty spectacular.
_________________________
Diana

Exotic Pets

Birds

Top
#706170 - 08/08/11 02:53 PM Re: The Perseids 2011: Coming to a sky near you! [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
Francine - German Culture Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 09/01/08
Posts: 1289
Loc: Germany/France

Mona, Thanks so much for pointing us in the direction of this video, it is just great.

Had already read your article and planned to keep my eyes open, and telescope at hand, but seeing the whole thing illustrated in this way makes it even more one of those 'can't miss' opportunities.

_________________________
Francine McKenna-Klein - German Culture Editor

German Culture Site - German Culture Facebook

Avatar: HOHENZOLLERNBRUECKE Cologne, the CATHEDRAL and LUDWIG MUSEUM. Photo "Der Wolf im Wald" with Plantu's "European Dove of Peace 2012". Western Europe has enjoyed the longest period of peace in its history, and in 2012 the EU won the Nobel Prize for Peace.


Top
#775409 - 07/28/12 04:08 PM Re: The Perseids 2013 are coming! [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
Mona - Astronomy Online   content
BellaOnline Editor
Zebra

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 3168
Loc: United Kingdom
It's nearly time for (usually) one of the year's best meteor showers and you don't have to freeze to watch it. I've removed outdated information from earlier years and will be adding information and links as the time gets nearer.


Edited by Mona - Astronomy (08/04/13 03:09 AM)
_________________________
Mona Evans
For news, activities, pictures and more, sign up to the Astronomy Newsletter!

http://www.bellaonline.com/newsletter/astronomy

Top
#832384 - 08/04/13 03:29 AM First Perseid fireballs are already arriving [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
Mona - Astronomy Online   content
BellaOnline Editor
Zebra

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 3168
Loc: United Kingdom
The first Perseid fireball arrived a few days ago. Here is an early Perseid seen in the Czech Republic last night.
_________________________
Mona Evans
For news, activities, pictures and more, sign up to the Astronomy Newsletter!

http://www.bellaonline.com/newsletter/astronomy

Top
#832385 - 08/04/13 04:12 AM Re: First Perseid fireballs are already arriving [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Iron Age Human

Registered: 10/02/10
Posts: 9016
Loc: Kansas USA
Years ago, I saw the Perseids sitting on a lawn chair in a Kansas field. They were amazing.
_________________________
Connie Mistler Davidson-Editor-ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
Sandwiches
Avatar: There is Hope~Even when conditions are harsh, hope can bloom.

Here is a link to my EBook.
Building School Success with ADD EBook Link





Top
#832927 - 08/07/13 09:47 PM Re: First Perseid fireballs are already arriving [Re: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches]
Mona - Astronomy Online   content
BellaOnline Editor
Zebra

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 3168
Loc: United Kingdom
NASA reports that the Perseids have the most fireballs of any meteor shower. Fireballs are very bright meteors, which should make the Perseids a particularly good show.

Meteors? Meteorites? Fireballs? The terminology explained: Meteor or Meteorite & Other Posers
_________________________
Mona Evans
For news, activities, pictures and more, sign up to the Astronomy Newsletter!

http://www.bellaonline.com/newsletter/astronomy

Top
#833353 - 08/10/13 08:27 PM Re: First Perseid fireballs are already arriving [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
Mona - Astronomy Online   content
BellaOnline Editor
Zebra

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 3168
Loc: United Kingdom
If your sky is covered in clouds - like mine is every year for the Perseids! - you can hear the meteors on Space Weather Radio. (It's not as much fun as seeing them, of course.) It monitors signals from USAF Space Surveillance Radar and each one makes a distinctive echo-y ping.

Space Weather Radio
_________________________
Mona Evans
For news, activities, pictures and more, sign up to the Astronomy Newsletter!

http://www.bellaonline.com/newsletter/astronomy

Top
#833364 - 08/11/13 02:10 AM Re: First Perseid fireballs are already arriving [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Iron Age Human

Registered: 10/02/10
Posts: 9016
Loc: Kansas USA
Thanks Mona! I learned something new today.
_________________________
Connie Mistler Davidson-Editor-ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
Sandwiches
Avatar: There is Hope~Even when conditions are harsh, hope can bloom.

Here is a link to my EBook.
Building School Success with ADD EBook Link





Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mona - Astronomy 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
What did you SPEND money on today?
by Nancy Roussy
Frugal Living
1 second ago
New Article - Make your own Alethiometer
by Jana - Creativity Editor
Creativity
1 minute 9 seconds ago
What exercise did you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Exercise
33 minutes 13 seconds ago
Mars Myths – Would You Believe Them? *new*
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
39 minutes 3 seconds ago
What is your stress level today?
by Nancy Roussy
Stress Management
Today at 07:05 AM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 07:03 AM
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy
Low Carb
Today at 07:01 AM
What did you dream about last night?
by Nancy Roussy
Dreams
Today at 06:55 AM
Daily World Peace Group Meditation
by Susan - Meditation Editor
Meditation
Today at 06:15 AM
7 Body Care Home Remedies Explained
by BB -Body Care
Body Care
Today at 05:40 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Jana - Creativity Editor), 66 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.