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Old 08-10-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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Tomorrow and wednesday night the annual Perseid meteor shower will occur as the earth passes thru the tail of debris of the comet Swift-Tuttle and so look up at the night sky to check it out .

Perseid shower to produce 'shooting stars' - space - 10 August 2009 - New Scientist
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I'm usually up just barely before sunrise. I wonder if I'll have any chance of seeing this?
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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There's still a partial full moon but look towards the northeast through out the night for the best view of them .
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I'll give it a shot, thanks!
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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What time will it start? I'm in Fort Myers FL, will I have a good view?
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Well so far I haven't been able to see them. But Tuesday night it was raining, and last night the sky was clear of clouds but certainly not clear of immense humidity. Couple that with lots of city lights and the fact that I can't stay up very late on a weeknight, and I'm not really surprised I could barely even see any stars, let alone a meteor shower. Oh well, maybe next time!
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