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Old 08-11-2008, 10:34 AM
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Default Perseid Meteor Showers

Tonight is supposed to be the biggest night to see these. Does anyone know a really good dark place for looking at them that would be accessible after midnight? I live in North Raleigh. Thanks
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:56 AM
 
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We were discussing the Perseids in this thread:
Where to view Perseids?

Morehead Planetarium uses Jordan Lake for their sky watching sessions, and that is probably pretty dark.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Portland OR
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I was coming here to ask the same thing, thanks guys!
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:07 AM
 
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if you can make it to holly springs its always dark enough to see a big amount of starts at night anytime of the year (if weather permits) i would try going there
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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Here's a light pollution map for the area
Dark Sky Finder
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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Cloud cover is looking like a bigger problem than light pollution this evening.

Frank
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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We had cloud cover last night. And the moon behind the clouds made it seem so much brighter. I have my fingers crossed for tonight but so far it doesn't look good.
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