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#922369 - 08/10/17 09:24 PM Re: Time to look for meteors - two showers are here [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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In 2014 Google did an elaborate Perseids doodle complete with music for the August meteor shower. It only appeared in the USA, but you can see it here, along with information about the shower and the designing of the doodle.
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#922387 - 08/12/17 02:08 AM Re: Time to look for meteors - two showers are here [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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From SpaceWeather.com today:
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PERSEID FIREBALLS: The Perseid meteor shower, which peaks this weekend (Aug. 12-13), produces more fireballs than any other known annual meteor shower. (Fireballs are meteors brighter than Jupiter or Venus.) This characteristic of the Perseids is important because in 2017 the shower peaks under the light of a bright gibbous Moon. Perseid fireballs should be visible in spite of lunar interference, producing a pleasing display for anyone outdoors before sunrise on Saturday and Sunday.


I hope you have better weather than I'm getting! Even the Moon was just some vague light behind the clouds.
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#922419 - 08/13/17 05:44 AM Re: Time to look for meteors - two showers are here [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Apparently Britain was treated to a Perseid show last night, but I didn't see anything moving except a satellite. It doesn't help that the only place I can avoid the street lamp has a restricted sky view!

But here's a nice image captured by Brain Gibson in Glasgow, Scotland a meteor streaking through the Plough (Bg Dipper).
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#922474 - 08/16/17 11:22 AM Re: Time to look for meteors - two showers are here [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Oh, look at this beautiful sky. Such a contrast to my cloudy sky and strategically placed streetlamps. It's from Tamas Ladanyi (TWAN) and shows a Perseid meteor and the Milky Way. It was taken from the Dalmatian coast in Croatia, looking south and west across the Adriatic Sea.
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