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Old Aug 12, 2002, 06:47 PM
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Perseid meteor shower


The cloud's just started to clear, and the meteors are visible here for the first time in about 6 years.

As this is the start, it looks like a good show is due.

So far,all are in the eastern sky at around 30 degrees from the horizon.

Tony
Old Aug 12, 2002, 08:01 PM
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Won't be much of a show here. The air is hotter than the meteors when they burn up!
Old Aug 12, 2002, 08:18 PM
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the humidity extinguishes them here
Old Aug 12, 2002, 08:38 PM
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unfortunately, I won't be able to see anything.....I am spending the next few days at the Pentagon, and nobody mentioned the fact that D.C. appears to be located roughly a 1/4 mile from the sun. I thought I was going to spontaneously combust when I arrived here today.
Old Aug 12, 2002, 08:42 PM
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how's the refurb coming on the building?
Old Aug 12, 2002, 08:43 PM
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it is done....you can tell, but you can't tell, if you know what I mean.
Old Aug 12, 2002, 08:47 PM
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sure, like always with you guys, you just stamp it "secret"
Old Aug 12, 2002, 09:03 PM
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I'll be watching, but the sky in Atlanta isn't the best...

I can't wait until the cooler weather to get my telescopes out (modded Meade ETX 90mm, Celestron N5)...

Old Aug 13, 2002, 12:16 AM
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Get a good look at them. The next time they will be this bright is projected to be 2004. Their brightest showing will be in 2028 if you can wait that long
Old Aug 13, 2002, 05:06 AM
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Perseids


Sorry, I live in the UK - we don't understand 'hot'.

Tony


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