05-23-2014, 11:04 AM
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There is a possible spectacular meteor shower tonight. A comet discovered 10 years ago crosses our orbit every 5 years. Apparently this time the earth will pass right through the "comet tail".

As these debris and dust particles burn up in our atmosphere there should be lots of "shooting stars". However as this is unprecedented event it may not amount anything either.

Info here at CBS SF May meteors

More details available at Earth and Sky

Unfortunately New Englands forecast is for clouds and rain each night for the next 3 daysSad I won't get to see it.

Phil

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 05-23-2014, 11:21 AM
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  • krissy
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Thanks for the reminder....

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 05-23-2014, 01:59 PM
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  • OldDog23
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I'll give it a go, since I'm usually up at that hour.
but, yeah, as you mentioned it's looking pretty grey-skied out there right now.
Thanks, Phil.

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 05-23-2014, 02:06 PM
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Yeah, we're cloudy in Maine too Phil.

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 05-23-2014, 02:51 PM
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  • freddy
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Frankly, San Diego doesn't look to be winning any prizes for clear skies tonight, either. Sad

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 05-23-2014, 03:05 PM
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  • Stubbl E
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Clear skies across the central Sierra with a 10pm to midnight forecast. Thanks for the "heads up"! Biggrin

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Have a great Memorial Day weekend! Winky

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 05-23-2014, 06:49 PM
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Thanks Phil, we have clear skies and it will be between 2-4am around here, although I may need to get up in the morning. Oh wait, I'm retired.Yawn

I'll try to get a couple of pics. I always loved astronomy. It appears to be to our celesrial North.

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 05-24-2014, 07:32 AM
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  • Johnny
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Well, our skies were clear and I went out twice last night/early in the morning and I did not see anything other than a sky full of its normal stars.

12:30 AM - nothing
2:30 AM - nothing
3:00 AM - went to bed

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 05-24-2014, 06:58 PM
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I hope you someone was able to see it! Biggrin

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