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    Quote Originally Posted by tom unbound View Post
    Real clear down here last nite, but no action.
    Boy, I can relate to this.


    Wait...what?
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    I do am really sorry for the stupids words I have posted, following your first post, I do am really sorry for that, again
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    I am sorry, but
    The way your subject is presented you look like an entire and total asshole
    I am sorry again....
    lol

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    Is it just me or does it seem like there are more meteor showers than years past!
    http://belair.patch.com/groups/trend...lls-in-the-sky
    Looking forward to seeing this if the skies cooperate later in the week.
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    The Galaxy Garden:



    Decided I liked the article and photo so much, voila, hello avatar.


    the artist Jon Lomberg kneels next to a croton plant, removes the cheap earring that pierces a speckle on one of its leaves, and fastens a new yellow stud into the same hole. This, he says, pointing to the stud, represents the Sun. He is standing 30ft from the middle of the 100-ft-wide Galaxy Garden in the Captain Cook district of western Hawai’i. The highly manicured garden is an accurate scale model of the Milky Way galaxy, where every step takes you 2,000 light years from where you stood before. Here, the speckles on the leaves of ‘gold dust’ crotons stand in for stars. The plants reach out in spiral arms from the garden’s centre, where a spouting fountain plays the part of a monster black hole. Along the spiral limbs crowd hibiscus, vincas and red and black crotons where nebulae, gas and dust belong.
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    Orionid Meteor Shower Tuesday morning, midnight (Oct. 21) till dawn. That's tonight. Little or no moon interference.

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    No moon, lots of clouds.
    "Henry Cow always wanted to push itself, so sometimes we would write music that we couldn't actually play – I found that very encouraging." - Lindsay Cooper, 1998
    "I have nothing to do with Endless River. Phew! This is not rocket science people, get a grip." - Roger Waters, 2014
    "I'm a collector. And I've always just seemed to collect personalities." - David Bowie, 1973

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    Daytime - Clear, cloudless, windy.
    10:30 p.m. - Overcast and raining.
    Midnight - Clear and windy. Almost no clouds. Stayed outside a while. Lots of stars. No meteors.
    6:00 a.m. - Moonrise and false dawn in east. Stayed outside a while. Plenty of stars overhead. No meteors.

    Time spent watching the night sky is never wasted, but right now I'd trade it for a good night's sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Astronomy Buffs
    Naked stargazers?
    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF STUPID PEOPLE IN LARGE GROUPS!

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    ^Is there another way?

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    Annual Perseid meteor shower approaching, peaks Aug 12:

    Perseid Meteor Shower 2016: When, Where & How to See It

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    Geminid Meteor Shower peaks tonight. I went outside last night at 12:30 am (Wednesday morning) and saw 4 meteors in as many minutes. Tonight should be even better. The winter night sky is always incredible, with Orion overhead and the Pleiades a little to the west and Sirius a little to the east. No moonlight. One slight problem. It's cold at night. Was 16 degrees F when I was out. I was advised to view the southern sky.

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    Time again for the annual Perseid meteor shower. Peaks night of Aug 12, but night of Aug 11 should be pretty spectacular, too. Crescent moon will set before midnight, allowing for Maximum Darkness, Man


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    Photo by Randy Clark

    18 July 2020, Eastern Sierra, comet Neowise.

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    Anybody else go outside last night to check out the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn?


    Photo: Bill Hopp

    I was a bit disappointed in the news coverage, which claimed the two planets would be close enough together to appear as one giant star. But the celestial light show did not disappoint at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    Anybody else go outside last night to check out the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn?
    Impressive pic! Been cloudy here all December! Zero hours of clear...
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    Photo: Samuel Kahn. Looking west from White Mountains, California, over the Sierra Nevada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hFx View Post
    Impressive pic! Been cloudy here all December! Zero hours of clear...
    Yes...sadly where I live it was cloudy at night, with some rain, so no chance for me to see anything.
    No humor please, we're skittish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post

    Photo: Samuel Kahn. Looking west from White Mountains, California, over the Sierra Nevada.
    Damn.

    I'd swear that was a painting.
    No humor please, we're skittish.

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    There was mention of this in the media but calling it The Christmas Star was a bit of a stretch. It's been all over Fakebook as well, with people posting enhanced images acting as if that was how it actually looked. I remember a few years ago people were perpetuating stories during Mars' close interval to Earth with fake articles saying that Mars was going to be a third the size of the moon in the night sky. The internet is so full of shit anymore.

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    Finally a clearing in the clouds tonight! I got a shot with my superzoom. I'll look tomorrow what was caught.
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    The phenomenon that we observed the other day is unique and interesting. The only insult is that unscrupulous manipulators use such phenomena to deceive people. But such deceptions must be exposed and the direct way for this is the study of celestial bodies, the study of the laws of their movement and the calculation of trajectories. And this is possible with the emergence of new players in the space exploration market. I am interested in companies like https://dragonflyaerospace.com/ because they bring in some fresh ideas that have great perspective for humanity.

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