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Old Aug 12th 2010, 8:19 am
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I understand there will be a meteor shower as from late tonight. Will they be viewable from Spain?
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Old Aug 12th 2010, 8:49 am
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Apparently so according to this link. What a lovely name the Spanish have for them too.
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Apparently so according to this link. What a lovely name the Spanish have for them too.
The Perseids are also known in Spain as the Tears of San Lorenzo, and will be most visible tomorrow between 19:30 and 22:00.
Surely it won't be dark at 19.30?
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Says they will last until Saturday, I saw many last year.

http://www.diariosur.es/v/20100812/s...-20100812.html
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Surely it won't be dark at 19.30?
Just put your sunglasses on.
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Old Aug 13th 2010, 9:35 am
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Well I never saw anything, so disappointing.
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Originally Posted by Chiclanagir View Post
Well I never saw anything, so disappointing.
forgot to look

mind you it's so cloudy I doubt we'd see anything
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Originally Posted by lynnxa View Post
forgot to look

mind you it's so cloudy I doubt we'd see anything
It was a clear night where I am but didn´t see anything, shooting or otherwise.
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Default Re: Perseid Shooting Stars

Originally Posted by Chiclanagir View Post
Well I never saw anything, so disappointing.
We didnt either. Clear skies, but nothing Ended up going for a late swim tho which was lovely, paying for it today with my chlorine allergy tho

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So does this mean that we won´t be able to see anything in Spain?
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Default Re: Perseid Shooting Stars

Hi, we were out between 1:30 and 2:30 am and saw a few, the smoke on the horizon from Portugal blocked some of the viewing, the shower should be around the next couple of days though. That 19:30-22:00 time was for last years event, 2am was this years.
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Default Re: Perseid Shooting Stars

You have to look North-East. They are really fast....blink and you miss them!

They are supposed to come at the rate of about one per minute. I saw a few, but not quite one per minute.
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Default Re: Perseid Shooting Stars

Lots of showers all night long, here in N.England, though not of meteorites unfortunately.
Still precipitating quite heavily now and more to come.
Well it did rain on St Swithin's day, should keep the farmers happy though.

I recall watching the meteor showers back in the Canaries.
Great place to watch them, as the air out there is so clear, hence the major observatory sites.
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