View Full Version : Meteor shower tonight

Mitchell Andrus
08-12-2010, 6:00 PM

Like clockwork every mid-August, Earth slams into a giant cloud of debris left behind each time the comet Swift-Tuttle neared the sun. Hitting the atmosphere at speeds of almost 100,000 miles (160,000 kilometers) an hour, the meteors burn up and produce streaks of light that each last just a fraction of a second.This year the sky show will peak between 3 p.m. ET August 12 and 2 a.m. ET August 13. A very thin, waxing crescent moon will set about an hour after sunset, leaving behind a dark night sky for the Perseids.

Should be a pretty good display if you have a clear sky.

Rob Wachala Jr
08-12-2010, 6:02 PM
Last night was not bad either but the mosquitoes ended up driving me back into the house ;)

Phil Thien
08-12-2010, 7:43 PM
Thanks for the heads-up. :cool:

Joe Chritz
08-13-2010, 5:03 AM
Didn't see much here on the way home. I'm planning on checking out again for a few before hitting the rack.


Shawn Pixley
08-13-2010, 10:12 AM
Too cloudy here....

Lee Schierer
08-13-2010, 11:10 AM
We had a beautiful warm night with zero clouds. I went out twice for about 20 minutes each at 2:15 and 4:20. There was much more activity at 4:20. I lost count of how many I saw. Even saw a green colored one which was sort of odd. It was tough getting up this morning to go to work.

Dan Hintz
08-13-2010, 11:47 AM

Probably had quite a bit of copper in it...

Mike Cruz
08-13-2010, 4:42 PM
HA! We've had nothing but clear skies, heat and NO rain for months (literally) and on the one night of a meteor shower, we had rain...go figure.

Um, not a complaint, just poor timing that's all. I'll take missing ALL the meteor showers for the rest of the year to get some more rain.

Cliff Rohrabacher
08-14-2010, 8:00 AM
One. I saw one. And the missus missed it.

Mitchell Andrus
08-14-2010, 8:25 AM
One. I saw one. And the missus missed it.

You'll be getting your money back. Just submit form #1777R-33J -M.

It was a bit overcast here but I did spot 2 in about 20 minutes.

Bill Cunningham
08-19-2010, 9:44 PM
Stood outside until I had a stiff neck, and all I saw were the usual UFO's... Wait till next year, but first watch 'Day of the Triffids' then go out and watch the meteors again. :eek: