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Perseid Meteor Shower
« on: August 12, 2009, 07:49:32 PM »

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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 07:57:11 PM »

No. It's too bright out.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009, 08:15:41 PM »

No. It's too bright out.

LOL  Califo ni a! FTW.

When I was in high school, there was a girl named Sarah Persad.  Mmmm Muy Caliente`.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009, 08:21:02 PM »

No. It's too bright out.

LOL  Califo ni a! FTW.

When I was in high school, there was a girl named Sarah Persad.  Mmmm Muy Caliente`.

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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009, 08:23:22 PM »

No. It's too bright out.

LOL  Califo ni a! FTW.

When I was in high school, there was a girl named Sarah Persad.  Mmmm Muy Caliente`.



Wow!  That's even better than I remember.
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009, 08:29:46 PM »

It rained last night, which was the peak, and it's raining again tonight.  No Perseids for me this year.

So, here's a pic I took about 4 or 5 years ago:

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009, 09:25:49 PM »

Awesome!  Thumbs Up
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2009, 10:58:14 AM »

Long time ago, in the summer of the Son of Sam, I was in the Olympic National Park backcountry when the earth recklessly collided with those meteors.

The show went on night after night, though it clearly built to a two or three night crescendo. 

Great stuff.
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2009, 11:06:54 AM »

No dice last night.  Overcast and too many streetlights.
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2009, 08:55:32 PM »

Long time ago, in the summer of the Son of Sam, I was in the Olympic National Park backcountry when the earth recklessly collided with those meteors.

The show went on night after night, though it clearly built to a two or three night crescendo. 

Great stuff.
Back country dark skies and the Perseids.  Good combination.  The Perseid Meteor shower actually has quite a broad period of activity.  I've seen them as late as the first week in September and as early as the last week in July.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2009, 07:25:43 AM »

Long time ago, in the summer of the Son of Sam, I was in the Olympic National Park backcountry when the earth recklessly collided with those meteors.

The show went on night after night, though it clearly built to a two or three night crescendo. 

Great stuff.
Back country dark skies and the Perseids.  Good combination.  The Perseid Meteor shower actually has quite a broad period of activity.  I've seen them as late as the first week in September and as early as the last week in July.

That's about my recollection.  I was in the back country for most of the summer, but as August began, you could definitely sense a build up.  The night skies were growing progressively more active.  At first I thought it had to do with moving up a valley to a higher elevation area in the park center.  And I do remember a couple of nights that were just absolutely spectacular compared to what had gone on before--fantastic blue and green fireballs racing across the sky.  Sort of the equivalent of a grand firework display, only in that sort of subliminally muted way that nature tends to pull these things off.

I was with a group, and sensing we were seeing something unique, we would lie in our sleeping bags trying to keep each other awake so as not to miss anything.   

It wasn't until I got back to civilization that I realized we'd witnessed an annual event. 
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