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    Default Are you going to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower tonight?

    Anyone going to try to catch the meteor shower tonight? I'm in North San Diego County now and I'm trying to figure out a good place to watch it tonight. The beach, perhaps?


    The annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to put on a good show this week for those willing to get up in the wee hours of the morning and wait patiently for the shooting stars.

    In North America, the best time to watch will be between midnight to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, but late Tuesday night and also Wednesday night could prove fruitful, weather permitting.

    The Perseids are always reliable, and sometimes rather spectacular. The only things that puts a damper on the August show are bad weather or bright moonlight. Unfortunately this week, as the Perseids reach their peak Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the moon will be high in the sky, outshining the fainter meteors.
    More on the Perseid meteor shower.

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    Yes I usually always do but thanks for the reminder ... cr****
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    Default Re: Are you going to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower tonight?

    i'm going to try, but i doubt i'll be able to try during the peak times. i have a new telescope though, so i really hope i can catch this. it might be hard though because as lovely as the view is from my balcony and as far from civilization as i am, i still have some light pollution that is making for less-than-optimal viewing conditions. guess we'll see!
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    Go to Mt. Palomar, up by the observatory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miscorrections View Post
    Go to Mt. Palomar, up by the observatory.
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    i live in shitty old Temecula, but we have the Tenaja Falls roads and a little place called the cul de sac where we can get a ridiculously good view of the shower. last night fog rose up past where we were sitting on the mountains and we could only see about 3 feet in front of us. prity.
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    2 bottles of wine, some blankets, a decent mix, shooting stars......

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    Thinking about meeting up with Jacob for lunch and watching the meteor shower (his lunch is around 1 or 2 am, prime meteor viewing time).
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    absolutely...I love viewing meteor showers...gotta find a dark place to go, sometimes it's difficult in Orange County
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    I've sent Bruce Willis to blow that shit up (to a cheesy Rock soundtrack), just to be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofhal View Post
    I've sent Bruce Willis to blow that shit up (to a cheesy Rock soundtrack), just to be safe.
    thanks, I feel considerably safer now....that'll probably still create something worthwhile to watch (the explosions in the sky, not the ensuing terrible movie)

    I might bring my Ipod though so I don't have to be subjected to the cheesy rock soundtrack
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    well, for all intensive porpoises it is, will sell out within seconds tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by humanoid View Post
    absolutely...I love viewing meteor showers...gotta find a dark place to go, sometimes it's difficult in Orange County
    top of the world in laguna can be good, that's where i went for astronomy labs during college.

    but so much cloud cover along the coast lately that it may be pointless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
    top of the world in laguna can be good, that's where i went for astronomy labs during college.

    but so much cloud cover along the coast lately that it may be pointless.
    yeah I was considering top of the world, that's a really cool place, used to live right near there and went quite often...it can definitely become foggy/cloudy at times though...I'm thinking of heading the opposite direction, somewhere in the Santiago Canyon area
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    I've sent Bruce Willis to blow that shit up (to a cheesy Rock soundtrack), just to be safe.

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    got my spliff, ready to rock

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    ahh the meteor showers, such a great opportunities for first dates, you know, first hand holding, first blowjobs, first anal...
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    http://www.jshine.net/astronomy/dark_sky/



    Red indicates heavy light pollution, white indicates no visibility whatsoever, blue is very good of visibility, dark grey/purple is awesome visibility, etc.
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    Thanks for posting, pancakes. Not sure I'd call that site my friend, though. Looks like I have zero options in SD County. I'm still going to try and find a spot in North County.

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    Sky looks good here in Thousand Oaks. Fireing up the Jacuzzi right now.
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    can't see it south of Brisbane
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    Just watched it since 9....... cuddled up with my lady friend and sat on blankets and I watched....

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    Last year I was at my parents' house, where there is as little light pollution as you can get in a lightly populated area. I took an inflatable mattress, laid out on the drive way, listened to Vision Creation Newsun and watched the stars fly.
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    the moon is extremely bright tonight, I didn't see a damn thing
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