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#1 rospondek

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 11:09 AM

Just to remind everyone interested. On the night of Thursday, November 17thinto the morning of Friday, November 18th we will have a peak of Leonid night show.

 

All of the meteors will be flying from the constellation of Leo on the NE-E and will be best visible from the northern hemisphere.

 

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Bad news? Bold guy on the sky will be bright like never but maybe someone will catch something :)

 

I'll try myself but from the city and with the cloudy sky for the last three months things looks pretty gloomy.



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Posted 15 November 2016 - 11:32 AM

That blazing Moon will keep me in.  I tried viewing a shower with a bright Moon once....didn't work.  And the last shower we had, there was no Moon, but the clouds did their thing and obscured what could have been a great night.

 

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 01:27 PM

For me there is one more problem. It's freezing in here. My batteries will die instantly...



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 01:18 PM

OK, time has come. Weather is not that bad. 6 Celcius and incredibly clear and dark sky (as for the city center, I can see a lot of stars with my eyes).

I'll see what it will look like in a four-five hours :)



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 01:23 PM

And of course when Leo had rise up over horizon so did the mist, fog, smog and clouds. In the despair I only took a few shots of Orion's Belt...

Tonight the weather so far is even better but I guess in a few hours a tropical hurricane will visit me... X_x





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