So the Perseid Peak is finally here

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jindivik

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and i just had a little "test" in my back garden, saw one faint and one quite bright meteor, and an iridium flare i had been waiting all day to see, hopefully if the weather keeps up i will be outside all thursday night/friday morning from about 11 <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> 5 day forecast says clear, but knowing my typical English luck it will cloud over (always happens!!)<br /><br />who else will be outside for this years show? <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />
 
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eosophobiac

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Yes, weather permitting, I'll be out there watching.<br />I did it last year, and saw around 20 or so. Taht was form about 3:45 - 4:45am. It was hazy though, so I'm hoping for clearer skies, better viewing and higher numbers this year! <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> </p> </div>
 
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jindivik

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in about an hour (collectively) i saw about 5 last night, which i'm happy with, cloudy tonight though so i can have an early(ish) night <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />
 
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eosophobiac

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At least you're getting weather that conducive to watching. <img src="/images/icons/frown.gif" /> We haven't had rain for several weeks, and now this week: rain, rain, clouds, clouds. Ugh! I know the local farmers need it, but I'm hopeful that at least for Friday's peak, it'll clear up some. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> </p> </div>
 
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jindivik

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ahh unlucky, hope it clears up for ya <img src="/images/icons/frown.gif" />...i'm not going to follow weather predictions too closely anymore because it keeps changing all the time! <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> should be mostly clear tonight to maybe get a little viewing time in, if im not too tired <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />....need to charge up for the peak!!! probably sleep until the afternoon tomorrow so i can stay up all tomorrow night/friday morn <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />
 
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jindivik

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i hate the weather <img src="/images/icons/frown.gif" />...really cloudy today, a few gaps in the clouds, could still be worth a few hours but will have to see tonight
 
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eosophobiac

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Well, I dragged myself up and out around 3:30. I counted 17 'for sure's', (up from last year - YAY!) and several (4) that were so far out of peripheral that I'm not sure I actually saw them/should count them. It was incredibily muggy-hazy here, so I'm blaming the humidity for not seeing more. I'm glad I saw the ones that I did though, but one year I hope to see the 'hundreds per hour' that others have counted. <br />It was really nice though, just to be out! <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> </p> </div>
 
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jindivik

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before the clouds set in (again) i was out for a couple hours after sunset & counted around 4, two were dim & two were bright, the last one i saw was well worth it <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> left a tail for a couple of seconds
 
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jcdenton

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I missed the peak unfortunately, my area has had full cloud cover for the past few days. Some times Mother Nature can be so cruel. <img src="/images/icons/frown.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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