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Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by bubbakitty, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    As the moon sets it is chased by Jupiter and Saturn. This is from last night website. Tonight is supposed to be just as nice iIf clear skies it’s worth a look see CD47AAD3-6B17-4F64-8C37-615922F76DCA.png
     
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    The 16th - Monday Night - I was all worked up about these Meteor Showers that were promised.
    Took my son outside in the 30 degree cold air
    15 mins.........NOTHING !
    I apologized
    I went back out alone at midnight and stood there for another 25 mins
    NOTHING !..........NADA !
    It was worse than a bad day at fishing.
    As a comedian said -
    " There's a fine line between fishing.....and standing on the shore looking like a jerk,"
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    My night sky was perfectly dark, too.
     
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    Given that it's November in Seattle, outlook not great for clear skies, but I'll look anyway. :)
     
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    I kind of saw this this morning at around 2am. I didn’t pay attention to it.

    The sky looked different but I thought they were stars. Thanks
     
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    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    It was different it was last nights projection. Here is tonight’s with Saturn closest and Jupiter further. In about 40 minutes. Sorry... 406DF6F7-A9A2-4425-B044-34AACDE6CFCE.jpeg
     
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    I've seen quite a few meteor showers (albeit, mostly from 30,000 feet), and they are not what most people are expecting. I've seen them last for a few hours on some occasions. But, you won't see any bright lights streaking across the sky. The meteors are small. Really small. They look more like a tiny, pin head, and most only last a couple of seconds. You will need to give your eyes enough time to adjust to the darkness, so your night vision is at a maximum. They can be fun to watch, but you kind of have to know what to look for, or they are easy to miss.
     
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    Meh.....looks better in real life.

    A few minutes ago, from my front porch.

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    We've been fortunate to have clear skies in Indiana. We live out in the country so you can get a nice view. I've tried taking pictures but they do t come out well.
     
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    I did get to see the International Space Station fly over Kentucky tonight. Saw the configuration around the crescent moon as well.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Walked out to the backyard and had a nice view with cloudless skies. I went inside to get my nice binoculars to get a better view but remembered my buddy borrowed them last year to try them out.

    Mark
     
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    Cloudy last night. Nothing to be seen....
     
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    Same here! I don't know how it was in your location, but the Space Staion actually made it's appearance from near the moon.

    The neighbor turned off his ultra bright LED outdoor lights last night, so when I took the dog out at 5:15 this morning the night sky was clear and the stars were just brilliant. What a way to start the day:p
     
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    Yep, I've/we've been treated to some awesome dark sky nights -- including meteor showers -- when away from all the damn light pollution of modern life.
     
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    with all the light pollution here there is only a few stars you can see from the city, last night we were working on the house replacing a water line to one of the bathrooms, I noticed the moon and 2 extra bright spots next to it, figured it was some planets but unsure which ones. was nice to see
     
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    Brighter one was Jupiter. Saturn dimmer. We also saw the space station the last two nights. And yes it appeared near the moon. Very much relaxing since the weather is cooperative.
     
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    See it tonight. Clear skies...
     
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    We went out tonight to see ISS and saw Saturn & Jupiter too ;-)

    I follow a local meteorologist and he always notes when and where we can see ISS. Helps that we've had "local" astronauts on board! As for the planets, hubs has an app on his phone to point & describe :)
     
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    what's the app?
     
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    simple and free you can use google sky, skyview may have ads, not sure, mine is a cracked version...the ISS has an app also that has access to the cameras on board as well as a tracker that will show you were it is at all times