Perseid Meteor shower

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persids..

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heh. old member who dont know where to post topics..

on topic:
assuming that sky and telescope is accurate- loads of things on aug 13.

around 3+ to 4 am .. persids facing north north east <.<(dont understand that myself)

moons on waning gibbous..


eer.. sorry if i am crapping..
then again, at least this year theres a higher chance of catching leonids , if the weathers gonna be nice ^_^


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So get up on 13 Aug at 3am-4am to catch Persids meteor storm? Could anybody advise the best spot to watch meteor storm in Singapore? Hope I am able to stay up :)


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Lily, a meteor storm kills. No it isn't a storm <- that's so scary!!

Perseids is just a meteor shower, not a storm. I'm not sure about the count, but during a meteor shower the average count is a meteor every few minutes. The 3-4am just predicts which time the count is possibly at its highest, so it's possible to see meteors even at 2am or 5am. Anyone to verify the time? Because i'm not sure if 3am is GMT or Singapore time. if GMT then we cannot see the meteor shower already.

To watch meteor showers, dark places are best places. Since it's said North North East (soulfrost, that means the direction in between north and north-east), find a place that can look to that direction without building cover or very bad light pollution. I think a few places in east coast park can see that direction quite well.

But as far as i remember, perseids are not the nicest to watch in singapore. More popular meteor showers are usually leonids and geminids during november and december respectively. I remember in 1999 leonids was peaking at 1 meteor every 3seconds, but the prediction of date was 1 day too early and i didn't catch it!!! :cry:

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a meteor storm KILLS?!

heh. well. tried catching leonids last year, but the moon blocked it out.
tried catching geminids last year too. but bad weather
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do note that although S&T gives counts per minute, usually, this may pertain to transparent sky conditions. One should not expect 5 counts per minute per se. However a better intensity measure would be to treat this entity as an indication of "strength" of the shower instead, as compared to other meteor showers. Perseids are nice. Usually Leonids are associated with fast, swift yellowish green trajectories. Geminids would be the slower ones and more bright occasional passes. Yes, take note of the moon location and phase too, when considering a condusive meteor watch, not forgetting the geographic location and timing of course.
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Post by Lily »

a meteor storm kills. No it isn't a storm <- that's so scary!!
Huh??? From other websites I visited, I got the impression that meteor shower & meteor storm are used interchageably. No? But I never heard any report about people killed by meteor storm :D

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Perseid Meteor shower

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Are any events going to be set up for the perseid meteor shower? I know that it would be kind of hard for it to be seen cause well, you have be up at 5 but i would just like to know... :)

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There's gonna be a moon that's over 80% illuminated during that period. Considering Singapore's light pollution in addition to the Moon, I'm not sure it's worth attempting to catch the meteor shower... :(
I love the stars too much to be afraid of the dark.

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Bummer

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Oh no!! Well.. Thanks so much anyway:) Gosh.. I was so looking forward to it... i mean i was willing to wake up at 5am..oh well... Thanks for replying:) I really appreciate it... and i thought i knew astronomy:(... Thanks again!!:)

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heh. try leonids. they are kinda cooler. and no moon tis year (in the case of leonids)! YAY!
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