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Offline Bob

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Re: Perseid meteor shower on ustream
«Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 11:40:04 PM »
At the rate that everything is on TV or streaming we may never have the pleasure of sitting outside on a balmy August night watching a meteor shower. I remember that experience, fondly.

It's time to go outside and check it out!
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Re: Perseid meteor shower on ustream
«Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 12:17:08 AM »
Perseid meteor shower... Or just a black screen/joke by NASA? (With some crappy music.)


True.  Nothing like seeing one live.  See one here and it's... Hey!  There was a streak on the screen for a second. 


This is somewhat interesting.... Don't have to wait around this way... But that leaves out the excitement too...
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Re: Perseid meteor shower on ustream
«Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 03:39:12 PM »
To get the full effect live you need a dark sky. These days it's very difficult to find a spot that is free of light pollution.
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Re: Perseid meteor shower on ustream
«Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 11:11:37 PM »
I watched some.  Didn't see anything. 
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Re: Perseid meteor shower on ustream
«Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 01:39:18 AM »
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Re: Perseid meteor shower on ustream
«Reply #6 on: August 14, 2013, 05:00:31 AM »
I saw a nice one out of the corner of my eye a few years ago.  Walked out of a building.  Clear sky.  Giant streak across the sky for an instant.  Fast and silent. 


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Re: Perseid meteor shower on ustream
«Reply #7 on: August 14, 2013, 05:29:16 AM »
we may never have the pleasure of sitting outside on a balmy August night watching a meteor shower. I remember that experience, fondly.

Ah yes, those were the days....

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Re: Perseid meteor shower on ustream
«Reply #8 on: August 14, 2013, 05:30:48 AM »
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Re: Perseid meteor shower on ustream
«Reply #9 on: August 14, 2013, 02:36:58 PM »
You are lucky to live where you do because for the rest of us it's either a cloud cover or excessive light pollution that prevents us from seeing anything. I would need to drive an hour to get a view of the sky like you have.
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