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quadrantid meteor shower
« on: January 04, 2012, 09:07:58 AM »
May be better than the geminid shower which was mostly meh IMO...
but here we go again.....
http://www.space.com/14104-strong-quadrantid-meteor-shower-peaks-wednesday.html
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Re: quadrantid meteor shower
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 10:19:13 AM »
Lots of moon out this week here in Hawaii (around 80% full).. Moonset is around 4:40AM.  A narrow meteor window possible after that.  Sunrise at 6:55AM, but the sky starts to lighten around 6:00.
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Re: quadrantid meteor shower
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 11:56:36 AM »
Crap. I missed it!
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Re: quadrantid meteor shower
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 12:06:18 PM »
I think perhaps not euge...try in the wee.....0400 hours thursday mornin...
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Re: quadrantid meteor shower
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 01:50:43 PM »
I think perhaps not euge...try in the wee.....0400 hours thursday mornin...

that's not what the link says. it says peak around 2:30 AM wednesday. already over :(
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Re: quadrantid meteor shower
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 02:24:18 PM »
I think perhaps not euge...try in the wee.....0400 hours thursday mornin...

that's not what the link says. it says peak around 2:30 AM wednesday. already over :(

That's what I was going by. And we have perfect clear skies right now.
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Re: quadrantid meteor shower
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 02:41:04 PM »
I think perhaps not euge...try in the wee.....0400 hours thursday mornin...

that's not what the link says. it says peak around 2:30 AM wednesday. already over :(

That's what I was going by. And we have perfect clear skies right now.

you might still see a few if you find a really deep hole to climb down into. maybe an old abandoned well? or mine shaft? course that kind of reduces the amount of sky you can see. ::)
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Re: quadrantid meteor shower
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 02:43:41 PM »
That would make it seem as if I had some sort of misanthropic desperate need to see these particular meteors.  ::)
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