homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam

The Geek Culture Forums


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | | search | faq | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» The Geek Culture Forums   » Techno-Talking   » Science!   » Perseids!

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Perseids!
Snaggy

Sir Snaggalot!
Member # 123

Member Rated:
5
Icon 3 posted August 12, 2010 17:12      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Don't forget folks, tonight is the main event with the Perseid meteor shower... conditions look great here.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/05aug_perseids/

(Just don't believe the media hype, you probably won't see a meteor every minute.)

Wishing you all clear dark skies and no mosquitoes!

Posts: 8111 | From: Canada | Registered: Jan 2000  |  IP: Logged
CommanderShroom
BlabberMouth, a Blabber Odyssey
Member # 2097

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted August 12, 2010 22:46      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Light pollution sux [Frown]
Posts: 2465 | From: Utarrrrggggghhh!!!!!!!! | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged
TheMoMan
BlabberMouth, a Blabber Odyssey
Member # 1659

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted August 13, 2010 04:07      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ No but my 2 and 6 Meter antennas can, during meter showers hams use the ionized gases left behind to make long distance contacts with radios that will hardly get out of your yard.

____ 2 Meters good for less than 35 mile radius, riding a good ion track maybe 1k miles.

--------------------
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.


Benjamin Franklin,

Posts: 5848 | From: Just South of the Huron National Forest, in the water shed of the Rifle River | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged
Snaggy

Sir Snaggalot!
Member # 123

Member Rated:
5
Icon 3 posted August 13, 2010 10:30      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It was a nice clear night, but not that spectacular a show for us. It started out good at 11:30 pm, I saw 4 meteors within 5 minutes or so, then a couple nice fireballs with trails, but then it kinda dried up around 12am.

We did have an owl hooting nearby, and a bat scared the guano out of me by flying up close, but there were just a few more fast streaks and that was it for the next half hour.

Can't beat staring up at the night sky though. [Cool]

Posts: 8111 | From: Canada | Registered: Jan 2000  |  IP: Logged
katrina_suzanne
Newbie Larva
Member # 33903

Rate Member
Icon 1 posted August 19, 2010 11:04      Profile for katrina_suzanne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You sure it wasn't this guy? [Wink]
 -

--------------------
Picture Framer Geek

Posts: 5 | From: Manchester, UK | Registered: Aug 2010  |  IP: Logged
TheMoMan
BlabberMouth, a Blabber Odyssey
Member # 1659

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted August 19, 2010 11:59      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Wow only two posts and Spungo has spotted you, well enjoy yourself here and please post often.

--------------------
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.


Benjamin Franklin,

Posts: 5848 | From: Just South of the Huron National Forest, in the water shed of the Rifle River | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged
littlefish
BlabberMouth, a Blabber Odyssey
Member # 966

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted August 20, 2010 08:38      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Time lapse video of the Perseids / milky way here. It's quite pretty.
Posts: 2421 | From: That London | Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged
garlicguy

Member # 3166

Member Rated:
5
Icon 7 posted August 20, 2010 13:53      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
As grateful as we are for rain in August around here, it rendered viewing impossible.
Thanks to littlefish for posting a link with the remarkable videos! [thumbsup]

gg

--------------------
I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Posts: 3752 | From: Pluto, no matter what you call it, is still my home. | Registered: Dec 2004  |  IP: Logged
Snaggy

Sir Snaggalot!
Member # 123

Member Rated:
5
Icon 11 posted August 20, 2010 20:52      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
nice timelapse!
Posts: 8111 | From: Canada | Registered: Jan 2000  |  IP: Logged
dragonman97

SuperFan!
Member # 780

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted August 21, 2010 17:01      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oooh...that's awesome!

Alas, it makes me wish Who was on tonight. :/
"I can feel the planet move."

--------------------
There are three things you can be sure of in life: Death, taxes, and reading about fake illnesses online...

Posts: 9332 | From: Westchester County, New York | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
katrina_suzanne
Newbie Larva
Member # 33903

Rate Member
Icon 1 posted September 15, 2010 12:01      Profile for katrina_suzanne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks TheMoMan :-)

--------------------
Picture Framer Geek

Posts: 5 | From: Manchester, UK | Registered: Aug 2010  |  IP: Logged


All times are Eastern Time  
Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | Geek Culture Home Page

© 2015 Geek Culture

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.4.0


homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam