Good meteor shower tomorrow (Tue PM, Wed AM)

Adabiviak Posted By Adabiviak, Jan 3, 2012 at 9:33 AM

  1. Adabiviak

    Adabiviak
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    Dec 7, 2008
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    The Quadrantid meteor shower is going on right now, but it's supposed to peak Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. As long as the skies are clear for many of us, we might as well make the best of it. Anyone else observing these? Locally, there's a particularly bright Iridium flare that I'll be catching too - as good an excuse as any to go camp out somewhere with a nice view.
     
  2. Flatbedford

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    Mar 17, 2009
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    Maybe I'll see it when I walk the dog after work tonight. I should be outside at around 11.
     
  3. woodmiser

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    Oct 20, 2011
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    Thanks for the heads up. For those with smart phones you can download the app "Google Sky Map". Then you simply hold the phone up in the sky and find the constellation. They even have the area of the meteor shower on the map spelled out.
     
  4. hossthehermit

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    May 17, 2008
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    Just came in from checking it out. 4 degrees F out there, nice breeze outta the north. Pretty good show, stayed out long enuff to run outta wishes, sure felt good to get back inside.
     
  5. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford
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    Mar 17, 2009
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    Either I an too far South or I was out too early, but I didn't see anything at about 11:30 last night. It was pretty darn cold though! I what a beautiful clear night too.
     
  6. hossthehermit

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    May 17, 2008
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    Probably a combination, light pollution, moon still up, city lights, etc.
     

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