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Perseids Meteor shower 2007

August 13th, 2007
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We stayed up to head just outside the city limits to take in the meteor shower this year. The weather channel lady had said it would be a great night for it, so we had headed a ways north to take it in.

Infortunately, some cloud cover moved in just as we picked out our spot. We hung around for about an hour, but there was nothing doing, so we packed it in and headed home.

Just as I was filling up with gasoline, the wife had seen some activity in the sky. It had cleared up just a little, and she had seen a bright meteor in the sky.

So we headed out east this time to again get away from the city lights. It took almost 20 minutes of neck strain before we saw our first one. It was a very bright streak through what seemed one end of the horizon to the other. After that, we saw bright ones every 5 to 10 minutes. We may have seen some very faint ones, but it is hard to tell when you are seeing a faint streak or your eyes are playing tricks.

All in all, it was a good skywatch night, we are looking forward to doing it again soon.

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