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Skywatchers set for Meteor Shower (August 12th)
BBC ^ | August 10th, 2009

Posted on 08/10/2009 9:40:07 PM PDT by TaraP

Edited on 08/10/2009 9:43:12 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Skygazers are getting ready to watch the annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on Wednesday.

The Perseid shower occurs when the Earth passes through a stream of dusty debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle.

As this cometary "grit" strikes our atmosphere, it burns up, often creating streaks of light across the sky.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: meteor; meteorshower; perseid; perseids

1 posted on 08/10/2009 9:40:07 PM PDT by TaraP
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To: TaraP

Thanks...will be on the alert.


2 posted on 08/10/2009 9:52:10 PM PDT by Dudoight
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To: TaraP

This thread just brought back memories of the day my mother died 13 yrs ago, August 11, 1996. That night was one of the biggest meteor showers that I have ever seen. I hope I see them again.


3 posted on 08/10/2009 10:06:52 PM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences.)
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To: TaraP

Of course, in the Pacific Northwest, it’s going to be overcast with rain showers. Seems like it happens every year about this time. Sure wish I were in Arizona right now. I have property in North Central Arizona that has very little light pollution. However, my job keeps me away from there at the moment.


4 posted on 08/10/2009 10:17:05 PM PDT by scooter2 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW !)
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To: TaraP

Right on my birthday!


5 posted on 08/10/2009 10:26:42 PM PDT by rbosque (10 year Freeper!)
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To: TaraP

6 posted on 08/10/2009 10:31:49 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: scooter2

Central Arizona is expecting partly cloudy Wednesday night, and mostly cloudy with showers Thursday night.

If given a choice between Arizona and the Pacific Northwest, I’d take the northwest, east of the Cascades.


7 posted on 08/10/2009 10:35:06 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: rbosque

Happy Birthday!

I hope you have a Starry Night of birthday fun!


8 posted on 08/10/2009 10:35:21 PM PDT by TaraP (*Religion* is Man trying to reach GOD.Christ is GOD reaching out to Man.)
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To: TaraP

BUMP


9 posted on 08/11/2009 10:31:06 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ)
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To: TaraP

Good thread TaraP.

Thanks.


10 posted on 08/12/2009 6:49:19 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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