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Whilst the guys were busy fishing, Christina ( Tuppence) Daphne - my wife, and Jilie, my sons gilrfirend and myself were busy watching the meteor shower on Friday and Sat night.

We were near St Walsham Broad so very little light pollution was about.

We had a super sighting of many meteors as well as the International Space Station on both nights.
The Sat sighting was the brightest and longest viewing of the ISS as it came almost over head on Sat orbit.


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I wish I'd known about this in advance.  I was at a BBQ on Saturday and we were all sitting out and a few people pointed out a shooting star here and there.  I didn't say any, and didn't think to continue looking as no-one was aware that there would be more to come.

Somehow I always miss these things. Frown

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There is normally another ( and poss. better ) in Sept.

Will post on here once I get details.
Will look for the orbit of the ISS too.

The "big" burn was very amazing to have seen too.


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Good afternoon all,
      I tried to get a sighting of the meteors but here in London there was too much background lighting, I will be on the Broads for 10 days starting Sept.21st, Smile Does anyone any idea of the date of the next "display"

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There should be another display in Sept. called "September Perseids"

This essentially northern hemisphere shower appears   from late August into October.

Best places is the Broads away from as much light source as possible.

Get a reclining chair, lay back as far as possible so you can see most of the sky and just watch.

The September Perseids is very well known with us Radio Amateurs because as they burn up, they ionize the various layers and allow the radio waves to reflect back to earth over a much larger distance - 1000's of miles at times, rather than 10's of miles.

Getting technical now.  Sorry.

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If anyone is interested in looking for satilites manned or not then a very good web site is the    

NASA WEB SITE

It is real time and shows a lot of information.


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Good afternoon ncsl,
   Many thanks for the info.really looking forward to seeing the spectacle and I can assure you that by the time of night that this occurs I shall be the most reclined,laid back boater on broadland

Regards PaddyH


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