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Old 08-11-2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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the perseids begin now! I used to go to sleep in the back with the kids watching them!
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:11 PM   #2
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the perseids begin now! I used to go to sleep in the back with the kids watching them!
Thank you kk. The first time she spent the Summer holidays here, in the hills south of the lakes, we found an opening not far from the house, not excessively disturbed by the artificial lights. We spent most of the night lying on our backs on a blanket watching. And marveling. We were lucky, there were no clouds to diffuse the lights of the cities near by, and no moon. The stars themselves were enough to justify giving up our comfortable bed. We were looking at the Northern sky. Toward South there was too much light from the many towns and the airport. So we found a small ridge against which we set our bivouac. I had a thermos of coffee, and a little flask. But then the falling and slowly understanding of their surprising ways gave us much joy.

Ah, I am sorry, I forgot to introduce her, she is my wife. Meet my friend KK.
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:52 AM   #5
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I don't think we can see them in OZ.
yeah I don't think you can either. they really are fantastic and more impressive the further north you are. growing up in Colorado and New Mexico it was kind of like... oh cool, shooting star. here it's like SHAZZAM!!!! you can't keep up with them!

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Thank you kk. The first time she spent the Summer holidays here, in the hills south of the lakes, we found an opening not far from the house, not excessively disturbed by the artificial lights. We spent most of the night lying on our backs on a blanket watching. And marveling. We were lucky, there were no clouds to diffuse the lights of the cities near by, and no moon. The stars themselves were enough to justify giving up our comfortable bed. We were looking at the Northern sky. Toward South there was too much light from the many towns and the airport. So we found a small ridge against which we set our bivouac. I had a thermos of coffee, and a little flask. But then the falling and slowly understanding of their surprising ways gave us much joy.

Ah, I am sorry, I forgot to introduce her, she is my wife. Meet my friend KK.
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:13 AM   #6
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the perseids begin now! I used to go to sleep in the back with the kids watching them!
Oh That's just great! Same time every year some damn fool loses an eye watching them damn Perseids!

Don't you come crying to me, when you get your eye shot out!
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Oh That's just great! Same time every year some damn fool loses an eye watching them damn Perseids!
There is no danger is watching a meteor shower. Meteors burn up around 80-100km above the Earth's surface.
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:25 AM   #8
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I would rather tell people the truth than spread misinformation.
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:34 AM   #10
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The real danger of watching a meteor shower is if Mr. Meteor comes home early and catches you!
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gee for a minute there I thought we needed to turn on your humour button or something
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:46 AM   #12
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I would rather tell people the truth than spread misinformation.
I understand your position, Harry. I thank you for setting the record straight.

I guess I figured that only the lost tribes of Appalachia would seriously believe that watching a meteor shower could bare a risk of losing an eye.

And that they do not have internet access.

I meant no harm.
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No, I know you were making a joke, but as a keen amateur astronomer myself, I want people to go out and look at these things, not hide under the bed worried that a meteor might hit them .
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No, I know you were making a joke, but as a keen amateur astronomer myself, I want people to go out and look at these things, not hide under the bed worried that a meteor might hit them .
Good point. I was being reckless.
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You will see, tonight it's cloudy and raining. While last night it was clear beyond belief (I know, I got stuck in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the night...) But I did see a meteor yesterday!
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