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by ThatWasClose on 28 July 2020 - 22:07

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why I failed to find it. Yes, I know exactly where the Big Dipper is. I even drove out to non treed areas, meaning hundreds of acres of wide open hay fields.

I am so disappointed, as I barely saw Hale Bop back in the day, due to a hillside & trees where I was living a the time. Literally had to leave home & go up over the hill just to look at it.

I spent night after night sleeping out under the stars for Halley's Comet, near the equator, being able to see it. Though it was so small we regularly passed around the binoculars just to better see it. Quite frankly it was not much of a thrill to see, as Halley's was.

These next 30 days we should have a double dose of "shooting stars" readily visible in North America, if you are into that sort of thing.

by ThatWasClose on 29 July 2020 - 00:07

Edit: "Quite frankly it was not much of a thrill to see, as HALE-BOP was."

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by Hundmutter on 29 July 2020 - 02:07

Nah - I never manage to see any of these astral things when they are overhead UK. Even when we should have a good view & I've taken notice of where in the sky to look, it always seems to be a night with thick clouds. Yet other times I'm out there under ultra-clear skies. Just unlucky I guess. I can miss even an eclipse ! But I remain hopeful, that one day ... I'll actually catch something spectacular that will make all the other failed occasions worth it. Running out of time though. :-) :-)

by ThatWasClose on 29 July 2020 - 14:07

I totally understand the running out of time... *sigh*

by ThatWasClose on 09 August 2020 - 22:08

I cannot believe I have not seen one seen one "shooting star" so far this month. This is supposed to be a double dose month of two meteor showers happening at once. :(

Geez, come on, show yourselves, as I have a few wishes to make! ;)





 


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