it's never too early to plan for the perseids

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    Lots of astronomical events are unpredictable — the appearance of a bright comet, for instance. But several times each year you can plan ahead for one of nature's best sky shows: a meteor shower.

    August 12–13: The Perseids

    The Perseid shower is a popular display because it offers up to 60 an hour under a summer sky. Showtime usually begins as soon as the radiant (near the Double Cluster in Perseus) clears the horizon, an hour or so before midnight. But not long afterward you'll have competition from a last-quarter Moon. The Perseids' parent comet is 109P/Swift-Tuttle


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    SkyandTelescope.com - Observing Highlights - Meteor Showers in 2009
     
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    Far out.

    Calendar marked.
     
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    Those aren't asteroids, they're experimental transforming modules the Martians are testing on Earth per their agreement with the Illuminati, the Freemasons, the Annunaki, and the Council on Foreign Relations.


    Terral told me all about it...
     
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    it's cool.
    we're all in god's hands.
     
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    Actually, I asked him about that last night. Apparently, he's been balancing us on his knee for years now- has his hands full fucking with the guys at Fermilab and preparing some nasty surprises for the LHC...


    that jackass....
     
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    free will's a bitch, isn't it?
     
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    Free will has jack to do with what I said ;)
     
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    and god willing i'll have even less
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    snap, snap and bitch slap...:clap2:
     
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    Thanks for the reminder.

    Assuming it's warm enough I'll probably sleep under the stars for at least one of those nights.
     

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