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Hello everyone,

   On the 11th and 12th of August (this August!) there is going to be an "outburst" class meteor shower. Is anyone going to go watch?

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Would like to, but every year here in upstate S. Carolina, we get clouds during the Perseids.

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They are here for me. They turn up in honour of my birthday you see. Its also why its known as "The Glorious 12th".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glorious_Twelfth

What? Someone defaced my birthday page with some BS about grouse?

Either way, I'm in London so won't be able to see anything :(

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It's cloudy today, and it's probably going to be cloudy tomorrow. vOv

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I'm about to move out of my isolated, mountain-side home overlooking the Blue Ridge to a crowded little suburb so I'm going to try to check this out (assuming no clouds).  We have high pressure dominating right now but too early to tell if it holds (especially with this humidity)

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Huh, looks like it might clear up? I see sunlight and a little blue sky, but it's hard to say.

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21 hours ago, The Raging Sandwich said:

With the luck of the south, there will probably be clouds covering up the whole sky those days.

Just kidding, all clear skies here!

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Nope. Clouds everywhere. And little bits of blue sky i can see are covered by a light haze. Maybe it will clear at night when it'll get colder.

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Luckily it was clear skies here. I got up at my usual 3:30 am to go to work, but instead of drinking my coffee in front of my computer as usual, I went outside. As soon as I sat down, a bright one flashed across the sky, probably the length of at least 4 full moons, leaving a faintly glowing cloud behind. I saw three more fainter ones over the next five minutes. The first one was at right angles to the next few, so I don't think it was related to the Perseids.

Bear in mind, this was in the middle of my townhouse complex, so it wasn't all that dark even though I was about as far as I could be from any outdoor lighting. Still, not bad for 5 minutes of stargazing.

 

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