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13/12/2010 - Meteorite Shower tonight! Who's going?

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Anyone seen anything yet?

 

I will take that as a no then!

 

On my back garden i can normally see stars clearly! But tonight i cant see ANY!! oh well, ive stayed up long enough! Night.

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That wasn't a shooting star I'm afraid to tell you! It was apart of this meteor shower but it was MUCH bigger and it broke up as it came into the earth's atmosphere, there's a thread on here and also it was on the news as lots of people had seen it. I sadly missed that! :(

I never said it was a shooting star. I was saying

 

I saw the beginning of the geminid shower (this was Friday)

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Originally Posted by Zeeney

That wasn't a shooting star I'm afraid to tell you! It was apart of this meteor shower but it was MUCH bigger and it broke up as it came into the earth's atmosphere, there's a thread on here and also it was on the news as lots of people had seen it. I sadly missed that!

 

What was it then?

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Typically an overcast , miserable night. Kept checking but the cloud cover was dense throughout the night. What a disappointment!!

 

Apparently Mam Tor in Derbyshire is listed as one of the best six sites in the UK to view these phenomenon's. Lack of city glare apparently.

 

Don't know whether to check tonight or maybe it's all moved on?

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So there's a chance we could see them tonight as well?

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So there's a chance we could see them tonight as well?

 

More so if the Metro is anything to go by, 100 - 150 per hr they reckon.

 

Saying that just look at the cloud !

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That wasn't a shooting star I'm afraid to tell you! It was apart of this meteor shower but it was MUCH bigger and it broke up as it came into the earth's atmosphere, there's a thread on here and also it was on the news as lots of people had seen it. I sadly missed that! :(

 

I never said it was a shooting star. I was saying

 

I saw the beginning of the geminid shower (this was Friday)

 

'Shooting star' is quite simply a layman's term for a meteorite.

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'Shooting star' is quite simply a layman's term for a meteorite.

 

I know that's why I used it :) The newspapers and everywhere else are saying it was a fire ball, not a meteorite.

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Up?

 

 

I'm sorry, and yes I know it was a childish answer.

 

Brill. Creased me up.

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