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Sporadic 'Orionids' all over the place last night!

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Hi all,

as I got home shortly after 4am this morning, I stood outside to watch for a few meteors, as this was pretty much Orionid maximum. Ronan text me from Crete where he said he got some really nice views of the skies there!

Without a word of a lie, I could only stand outside for less than 3 minutes as it was deceptively freezing! (The heavy rain only 3 hours before was totally gone) During this short period, I estimate on the magnitudes, but I saw a -2 Taurid cut through the Haydes, a +1 Aurigid, a -1 Orionid, a -5 Leonid (Pass right below the Beehive heading for Sirius) - this one left a tail bright green in colour for about 5 seconds, a 0 or -1 Cassiopeiaid, and a lovely +1 Canis Majorid!

I wish it wasn't so cold in a thin fleece and trousers!


Then I went to bed, nice and warm. I told my fiancée what I saw, and the sleepy 'thats nice honey' was all I got!


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Then I went to bed, nice and warm. I told my fiancée what I saw, and the sleepy 'thats nice honey' was all I got!


You'd think women would be a bit more appreciative, wouldn't you! :wink:
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Then I went to bed, nice and warm. I told my fiancée what I saw, and the sleepy 'thats nice honey' was all I got!


You'd think women would be a bit more appreciative, wouldn't you! :wink:


Men aren't any better, I get a condecending pat on the head along wit hmy "that's nice dear"!
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Replied by galwayskywatchers on topic Re: Sporadic 'Orionids' all over the place last night!

Yes, beautiful clear skies here in Crete, 25 c all night ,saw plenty of Orionids plus some southern constellations, Grus , Phoenix, CXolumba, Puppis, Bye
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Great to see the some of yee saw something, me then me.
I remember that morning, it was bloody freezing, all the dew on the car had frozen..


Its predicted that this will be a particularily cold winter, GREAT, as long as some of those skies are clear :P
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