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Old 08-08-2007, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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August 12th. With a new moon there will be dark skies and plenty of meteors...NASA - Great Perseids

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Old 08-08-2007, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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Awesomness! I'll be watching the sky that night! Thanks for the heads up (no pun intended)!
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:22 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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thanks rance I will stay up to watch

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Old 08-08-2007, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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I also heard that Mars will be the closest to the earth this month, but can’t remember the date. It should be much bigger and brighter in the sky.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Yes it will be rising bright and red around 4:00 AM I believe. Should be very cool if some meteors streak across the sky as mars is rising.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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Default Perseid meteor shower -

For the Triangle area of NC, they are saying to expect 60 meteors per hour at peak,

Just love me a good 'ol meteor shower,
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I've seen a couple up here on the northern coast of AK. Middle of the night. Suddenly bunches of streaks leaving smoke trails. I was so awed I never did try to take a picture. It was very cool.
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:13 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Don't forget to make your wishes on the falling stars
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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I'm never seen a "shower", but I've seen notable meteors, meteor falls. Most of the time it's the odd streak every no and a again, but I can't recall seeing more than one streak in the sky at one time.
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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I also heard that Mars will be the closest to the earth this month, but can’t remember the date. It should be much bigger and brighter in the sky.
Somebody sent me this message a while back so MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOLKS. :-))

27th Aug the Whole World is waiting for.............*

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August.

It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 AM. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.
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