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Old 13-12-2017, 03:56 PM
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Geminids Meteor Shower tonight

Geminids meteor shower starts now.
I was closing up the observatory ablut 2am this morning and saw several coming out of Orion.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/sc...051c1e28e0ab5d
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Old 13-12-2017, 07:11 PM
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Re Geminids.

Thanks Glen..will watch them, in between some Orion doubles.
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Old 13-12-2017, 08:10 PM
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Hoping the clouds disappear over here.
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Old 14-12-2017, 01:22 AM
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Went out for another look for 30mins ..not much ..perhaps next night/morn.
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Old 14-12-2017, 02:33 AM
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I have been out for an hour and nothing more than rhe usual activity. I huess its a fizzer this year or wrong night.
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Old 14-12-2017, 07:15 AM
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I too went out for a while and saw nowt. Suzy's IIS Facebook post does say it is on the 14/15th so presumably tonight is the night.
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Old 14-12-2017, 09:02 AM
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Tomorrow morning is the 14th Dec UT. The showers peak on these dates but should be visible days before and after.

It's worth remembering that the spatial distribution of the debris that causes these showers isn't homogeneous so meteor frequency varies both with geographic location and time.

I didn't go out last night. Was too tired after an unsuccessful attempt at an asteroidal occultation up the Hume Highway on Tuesday night.

It looks like ACT NSW is going to be heavily clouded tonight, Victoria clear.

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Old 14-12-2017, 11:39 AM
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Tomorrow morning is the 14th Dec UT. The showers peak on these dates but should be visible days before and after.

It's worth remembering that the spatial distribution of the debris that causes these showers isn't homogeneous so meteor frequency varies both with geographic location and time.

I didn't go out last night. Was too tired after an unsuccessful attempt at an asteroidal occultation up the Hume Highway on Tuesday night.

It looks like ACT NSW is going to be heavily clouded tonight, Victoria clear.

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Joe; .Im hoping Sydney isnt..usual get up from bed to keep an eye out .
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Old 14-12-2017, 11:41 AM
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I too went out for a while and saw nowt. Suzy's IIS Facebook post does say it is on the 14/15th so presumably tonight is the night.
Chris ..thats what Im hoping..wife watches also.
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Old 14-12-2017, 09:11 PM
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Tomorrow morning is the 14th Dec UT. The showers peak on these dates but should be visible days before and after.

It's worth remembering that the spatial distribution of the debris that causes these showers isn't homogeneous so meteor frequency varies both with geographic location and time.

I didn't go out last night. Was too tired after an unsuccessful attempt at an asteroidal occultation up the Hume Highway on Tuesday night.

It looks like ACT NSW is going to be heavily clouded tonight, Victoria clear.

Joe
Hi Joe,

I also took the night off after Adelheid.

I got up this morning at 3am for the Geminids, but the eastern sky was clouded out. No chance to see the moon.

I may try again tonight (tomorrow morning) but the window of opportunity is very short.

Thank you for the heads-up on this opportunity to help out the professionals.

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I was out between 2.00 and 3.00 am this morning under clear skies. I saw 6 faint, fast moving, short lived meteors out of Gemini. There may have been more but I don't think I had the fine attention and patience to pick out these faint, fast flashes.
There was one brighter (perhaps magnitude 1 - 2) slower moving meteor out of Gemini that travelled east to just past Leo.
I saw one large, bright, slow moving meteor that was spectacular. It appeared in Monoceros to the north of Gemini and travelled slowly south with a long trail. When overhead it split into a number of closely spaced fragments with multiple fiery trails. It burnt out near the Magellanic Clouds. It was magnitude -1 or brighter; difficult to tell when one only has moments to enjoy the spectacle.

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At 3:30 am I saw a couple but it wasn't until after 4:00 am that the best were on display. There were two absolute rippers, one at 4:12 am and another at 4:41 am heading towards Pollux.
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I was out from 10:30 to midnight. Spotted 8, two really good ones , one goodun and 5 so so. Lovely evening for it here!
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Old 15-12-2017, 08:28 PM
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I was out from 10:30 to midnight. Spotted 8, two really good ones , one goodun and 5 so so. Lovely evening for it here!
Hi Chris
Only just found out about this shower.
Do you think it would still be on tonight (Friday)?
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Old 15-12-2017, 08:51 PM
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You might see a few, you might not. There's a peak but they do occur for a few days either side but obviously with increasing then decreasing frequency. I was sat outside with a glass of wine just admiring it all.
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You might see a few, you might not. There's a peak but they do occur for a few days either side but obviously with increasing then decreasing frequency. I was sat outside with a glass of wine just admiring it all.
Thanks mate.
I might grab my red and go for a stroll.
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Old 15-12-2017, 11:40 PM
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You might see a few, you might not. There's a peak but they do occur for a few days either side but obviously with increasing then decreasing frequency. I was sat outside with a glass of wine just admiring it all.
Just now doing same with a Riesling and cheese sandwich on my balcony in Sydney..nothing yet..will stay for 30mins.
PS Didnt feel like Shiraz.
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Old 18-12-2017, 12:49 PM
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Saw a few between the clouds in Sydney when I checked; many times for 30mins or so .. clouds made it difficult, but dont think it would have been a big show this year from around here.
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two nights very clear , one little un .
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[QUOTE=GrahamL;1348829]two nights very clear , one little un .[/QUOTE
Oh well theres always next year.
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