Tuesday, August 11, 2009

8/12 Outdoor Wednesday # 31

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The annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to put on a good show this week for those willing to get up in the wee hours of the morning and wait patiently for the shooting stars.

In North America, the best time to watch will be between midnight to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, but late Tuesday night and also Wednesday night could prove fruitful, weather permitting.

The Perseids are always reliable, and sometimes rather spectacular. The only things that puts a damper on the August show are bad weather or bright moonlight. Unfortunately this week, as the Perseids reach their peak Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the moon will be high in the sky, outshining the fainter meteors

Map illustrating the annual Perseid meteor shower. The night ...

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75 comments:

  1. Thank you for the reminder Susan!

    I am always hopeful that I can catch a glimpse. Fingers crossed that the skies will be clear overhead. :)

    Thank you for hosting us on Outdoor Wednesday!

    xo ~m

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  2. I am hoping that Bob, The Rooster will wake me up in time so I can see the spectacular show! Thank you for the tips about watching the amazing summer event.

    Thank you, once again, for hosting the party! You efforts are so appreciated!

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  3. Hi Susan
    Hope all is well. When I was in Alaska, I did get up in the wee hours and have never regret it. It was fabulous.
    Happy OW
    Love Claudie
    xoxoxoxo

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  4. Thanks for reminding us about the meteor shower!

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  5. Oh Susan i would love to see this. Another dream I have is to see the Auroa Borialis (Spelling????) But, Alaska in March is too cold to think of. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. That's too early for me, but I hope to see some pictures or video of it.

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  7. I love to see meteors. Thanks for the post.

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  8. I love looking at the sky ... especially when I'm out in the country camping. There's too much light where I live to see more than a handful of stars and meteor showers are out of the question. Thanks for sharing this information ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  9. We're unfortunately having a bunch-o-weather at the moment - lots of thunder-boomies. So I'm pretty sure we dont' get the Perseids this year. Rats!

    Tink *~*~*
    Portrait of a militant sheller

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  10. This sounds like a wonderful thing to see! Happy Outdoor Wednesday :)

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  11. I just heard about that tonight!! Must live under a rock!

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  12. What a treat to have a post on the astronomical outdoors!

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  13. I totally forgot about the meteor shower tonight. Since sleeping all night is no longer happening I think I will go out and have a look around mid morning:) Thanks for reminding me.
    Joyce

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  14. Thanks for this post - I'm usually up by 4:15 or so, so I may get to catch a glimpse! Although the moon is really bright tonight, so we'll see. Thanks for hosting Susan, it's alot of fun. Kathy

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  15. I just told my husband about this. He gets up early and will look for "the show in the sky". Thanks!

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  16. What a show it would be. I would love to see it, but have to tell you I'll probably be snoozing. lol.. Thanks for hosting another wonderful Outdoor Wednesday Event Susan. You are just the best.. hugs ~lynne~

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  17. Am hoping to stay up for it. The weather's not so good here in Hotlana tonight. Thanks for hosting!

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  18. I haven't experienced seeing a meteor shower. Still asleep those times I gues LOL oh but what a delight it is to see!

    Li

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  19. Hi, Susan! Wow I have not visited in a while. I need to be a better multi- tasker! Love this post, hubby came willing and read every word. For he has a alarm he sets every night to see the space station go across the sky. We love seeing the shooting stars. One night we went on a hill and laid on the hood of the car and watch this miracle of shooting stars that was so beautiful. I made many, many wishes that night! lol Its cloudy here, I sure he already going to take a look, yes he outside. lol Thanks for the info!

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  20. Wow! What a beautiful shooting star. The night sky is amazing! Thanks for hosting this event! I always look forward to viewing the various photos.

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  21. Hello Susan! That's spectacular! Love that meteor shower!

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  22. PS, I going to link my hubby site, Simple Man Makin it Do to your Outdoors.

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  23. Would you believe I've never even heard of this???

    Justine :o )

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  24. Boy that really would be great to catch. It would be fun to be away from all the city lights to see the stars shine!!

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  25. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, how cool!!!! I haven't seen one is ages!! Thx a million for the info!

    m ^..^

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  26. Susan, hope you are well and that things are going better for you!
    We have very dark skies here, so hope to walk down to the beach and watch..
    Miss you!
    As always, thanks for hosting..

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  27. I don't think I can be up at that time but I am hoping someone can capture some pics and post them in their blogs..Thanks for the reminder, Susan!...Christine

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  28. Thanks so much for the reminder. I hope all is well and that life has settled down a bit for you. Have a wonderful day.

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  29. Not sure if I will be up early enough to see it - I hope so!

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  30. I just read about this... Sounds wonderful.

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  31. Our plan is to see the meteor showers. We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed for clear skies Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It will be so kewel!
    Joyce M

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  32. Thank you so much for hosting.

    blessings,
    Barbara Jean

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  33. Thanks for the reminder...I love catching a show from the Heaven's! Thanks for hostring, Susan!

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  34. I love sitting up watching these! I set up our two lounge chairs together like a big bed and we snuggle in and wait... I hope the weather holds tonight@ Thanks for the reminder!

    Have a great week!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  35. Thanks, Susan for hosting Outdoor Wednesday. I'm just starting to get the hang of this, you're site is my 2nd link on Heart and Home.

    Unfortunately, it is so foggy here tonight that there will be no sky to view. But maybe tomorrow!

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  36. That is wonderful!! I haven't heard of this in Europe, maybe only you in the US can see it!!

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  37. That sounds wonderful. I don't know if we can see it in Europe. Have a nice day

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  38. Hi Susan,
    I plan on attempting this one... good intentions, we shall see. Thanks for the great post. Have a great day, and I hope to see you again soon.
    Maryrose
    PS Thanks for hosting.

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  39. Tonight we may see the meteorite shower if the skies are clear.
    I've loved taking part today, thanks to you for hosting and for friend Sarah for leading me to you.

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  40. Bob says the meteor shower here is from midnight to 5 a.m. If I run outside right now perhaps I can catch a glimpse. Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you have a happy Wednesday!

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  41. I got up early....and been out twice now to take a gander...haven't seen anything yet. Of course, the moon is directly overhead and the neighbor's yard lights are on. That doesn't help either.

    My Outdoor Wednesday is posted. Showing of the 'water' in our "backyard".

    Have a great day.

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  42. Susan, thank you for sharing the information about the meteor shower. I'm hoping we'll be able to see it tonight.

    Thank you for hosting our Outdoor Wednesdays. I hope you have a happy day.

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  43. Good morning Susan, how wonderful to see the info on the meteor shower. The photo of the meteor is awesome. A great outdoor post. Thanks!

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  44. I had to get up to potty in the middle of the night, so I went outside to see the meteor shower. I was disappointed to see clouds instead. Thanks for the info on it. I didn't know what it was called. I hope I will get to see it tonight. Happy Wednesday.

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  45. I'll make sure to get my sleep and see it on the news. Thanks!

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  46. Thanks for the beautiful view of the meteor, Susan! I tried last night but it was to light around my house and I didn't want to go driving around in the wee hours... :D

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  47. I remember going out into the desert in California to watch the meteor showers and was well-rewarded for the effort. Away from the city lights, the show was spectacular!

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  48. Your post today was very interesting as well as informative. We were supposed to have seen the meteor show early this morning, but I forgot. I am sure it would have been a sight to behold. Thank you for letting me share a small part of your Outdoor Wednesday.

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  49. I have only seen a meteor show once--and it was amazing!!!

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  50. Thanks for hosting! And for the news about the meteor. It was raining here last night and we have cloud cover today. I'm not sure we could see it.
    Mama Bear

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  51. Great information! Thanks Susan for creating outdoor wednesday.

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  52. We have too many city lights and our lovely off shore marine layer that floats in each night to cool us off to see this. On occasion we have driven up into the mountains to see a meteor shower but my hubby is out of town on business and I'm getting ready for out-of-town guests so I'm going to miss this one. I love things like this so I'm kind of sad.

    Thanks for being the ever great hostess!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
    Robin

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  53. Thanks for the reminder, I forgot last night and snoozed right through. I have Bunco tonight so I will come home and try to keep my eyes open. Thanks for hosting once again.

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  54. I hope we have clear skies tonight! I have watched a meteor show on a beach, with endless skies... amazing.
    Cass

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  55. What a beautiful picture of the meteor shower! :O)Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

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  56. That sounds interesting. Thank you for hosting.

    Carolyn

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  57. I'm new to blogland. I created my blog a little over a week ago. I'm having so much fun. How interesting about the meteor shower! That would be quite intesting to watch. Thanks for hosting this event. I'll look forward to partipating again in the future. Now I must go visit everyone and see what kind of lovelies I can find!!

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  58. Thsi is always so much fun to watch. Haven't been out to watch it in many years. Thanks for the reminder.

    Christi

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  59. Hi, I'm new to Outdoor Wednesday. I had taken some garden pics and decided to join in .8-)
    ~Myrna

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  60. Susan, I just wanted to say "hi" and that I hope all is well with you or at least better. I am taking a blogging break (I went on trip, but this is an extended break), and I wanted you to know why I wouldn't be participating for a while in OW. Sending you much love...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  61. This is my 1st time to Outdoor Wednesday and it's great! Thanks for reminding me about the showers!

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  62. Thank you, Susan, for being such a wonderful hostess of this fun weekly event! Did you ever imagine it would get this big?

    I for one am very grateful to you and I know it must be work but I so appreciate the chance to get to visit some of these wonderful posts. I wish I had time for all of them but I just click and comment as time permits :)

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  63. Hopefully I can catch a glimpse this evening! We hardly ever get clouds and rain here in Phoenix and of all things rain is forcast for tomorrow and Friday! Of all times! I want rain, but I want to see this even more.....we'll see what happens! :0

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  64. Susan, I'm a huge fan of the heavens. God's handiwork never ceases to amaze me. Here's a website you might enjoy. It's NASA's photo of the day. http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

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  65. oh my, 123 participents....wow

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  66. I do wish I could see it. I've gotten out of bed for this before and couldn't see anything. I just looked up at the sky, and it does appear that something is going on, but can't see much. Amazing how God put this world into motion. Hope all is well with you and your family. laurie

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  67. Oh Susan, I totally missed this, and of course, the meteor show! :(

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  68. Wish I could have stayed up to watch...but I had to work. :-(

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  69. OOps, missed it this week. O well there is always next Wednesday!

    Have a great week!

    Blessings
    Robin

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  70. Thanks, Susan. Your Outdoor Wednesday posts are always so interesting. Thanks for hosting. Sorry I didn't get this in time to try to check out the meteor shower but we were on vacation and I missed it.

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  71. Wow, just found your blog and I love it!!

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  72. Morning girl...hope all is well on your side of the mountain. Oh that would be a glorious sight to behold for sure...I get excited just going out and seeing alot of stars in the sky! lol I hope you have a wonderful week sweetie.

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  73. Hi Susan-

    I want to post but the third column of entries is hidden. Should I do it anyway?

    Laura

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