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9 years 2 months ago #103675 by Seanie_Morris
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Just looking ahead at some events to look forward to (in the sky), and this year looks like the best year for a while to catch the Perseids Meteor Shower. The predictive peak (this far ahead) is on the night of August 12th/13th (Wednesday night/Thursday morning). New Moon is officially Friday August 14th, so - astronomically speaking - it's almost perfect this year.

Peaks on the night range from 60 to 100 per hour. Perseids are known for their bollide (fireball) production too. As they are strong, they are also a prime target for radio astronomers.

Some clubs have tried time and again for Perseids Meteor Watches and StarBQs across Ireland. This kind of news should encourage an effort this year, as the lack of moonlight, and being close to a weekend, makes it attractive.

Just lettin' ya know!

Seanie.

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9 years 2 months ago #103676 by Seanie_Morris
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Chart for that time of year:


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9 years 2 months ago #103677 by Roy Stewart
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Seanie the SSP is taking place on the
the night of the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.
So I hope they all have those date firmly
set in their calenders.

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9 years 2 months ago #103678 by Neill
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Indeed Roy,

Planning to head down to Kerry on the Wednesday to hopefully see the peak in those seriously dark skies.
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9 years 2 months ago #103681 by michael_murphy
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I'll be down there on Wednesday as well.

Michael.
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9 years 2 months ago #103684 by lunartic_old
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My missus won't give me the car until Thursday :( . Is that grounds for divorce?

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