Meteor Shower Reminder

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  1. Econ

    Econ Well-Known Member

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    August Meteor Shower
    The Perseids are one of the brighter meteor showers of the year. They occur every year between July 17 and August 24 and tend to peak around August 9-13.

    Predicted peak this year 12/13

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    Edit: Executive decisions made. It is calculated that serious astronomers don't need to be reminded so this is aimed at the more causal observer. THe thread name will get to the meat of the subject without clicking on it. Causal observers aren't interested in low number showers so this will be about the higher number showers. Considerations will be given to the warmer months.
     
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    peak observing on the morning of the 12th this year is what I was seeing online.
     
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    Three years ago we watched the Perseids from our campsite in Colorado. It was pitch dark. Several nights DW and I laid back in our zero-gravity chairs enjoyed the show.

    We'll be camping this weekend. Hoping for clear skies.
     
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    west coast wildfires are on track to impair the viewing via smokey haze over our two fave viewing locations on the east side of the Sierras
     
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    Should be a good one. Waxing crescent moon will set early leaving a very dark sky, if you're in the right place.
     
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    all our favorite sites had bad forecasts, so we stayed home, and arose at 3 a.m. to an overcast sky :-(
     
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    All our fave sites are still forecast for (wildfire ) haze or cloud cover. Including our hot tub in the back yard.
     
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    [​IMG] Next Peak night
    Oct 20-21, 2021
    Orionids
    Currently active
    Active from September 26th to November 22nd, 2021
    The Orionids are a medium strength shower that sometimes reaches high strength activity. In a normal year the Orionids produce 10-20 shower members at maximum. In exceptional years, such as 2006-2009, the peak rates were on par with the Perseids (50-75 per hour). Recent displays have produced low to average displays of this shower.

    Shower details - Radiant: 06:21 +15.6° - ZHR: 20 - Velocity: 41 miles/sec (swift - 66km/sec) - Parent Object: 1P/Halley

    Next Peak - The Orionids will next peak on the Oct 20-21, 2021 night. On this night, the moon will be 100% full.
     
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