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 Post subject: Perseid metor shower
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:59 am 
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Clear night over the UK, look north and up about 60 degrees. Emination point a touch below cassiopia. Seen 8 in 20 minutes.


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 Post subject: Re: Perseid metor shower
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:12 am 
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I did a 30 min stint ~ 22:30.

I saw 4 in total.

The first one was a rather brilliant white blue, probably in the top 3 best I've ever seen for brightness and color.

The other 3 more run of the mill flashes.


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 Post subject: Re: Perseid metor shower
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:23 am 
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I saw one that covered about 30 degrees of sky and seemed to move relativley slow. The others were fairly short as you say. My best was a window shaker back in Zim that went horizon to horizon and broke up into many peices, the bang was low and loud. I pitched up at the astronomical society meeting the following week and the place was packed. They were estimating that it was a baseketball sized rock.


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 Post subject: Re: Perseid metor shower
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:25 am 
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Saw heaps in the sky on a hill near segovia including one that seemed to be in my retina it was so close. More amazing was seeing the new moon crescent, venus, jupiter, Mars lining up in the early evening sky.


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 Post subject: Re: Perseid metor shower
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:27 am 
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Uthikoloshe wrote:
I saw one that covered about 30 degrees of sky and seemed to move relativley slow. The others were fairly short as you say. My best was a window shaker back in Zim that went horizon to horizon and broke up into many peices, the bang was low and loud. I pitched up at the astronomical society meeting the following week and the place was packed. They were estimating that it was a baseketball sized rock.


The meteor in grootfontein in Namibia is something. The size of a small elephant.


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 Post subject: Re: Perseid metor shower
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:29 am 
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I just googled it. I think the elephant melted on the way down.


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