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SteveH

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« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2016, 03:56:16 PM »
Watch meteor as captured from North Wales

This stunning video captures the moment a huge meteor blazes a trail across the sky above North Wales.

Chris Cameron-Wilson took the incredible footage from his home in Llanarmon-yn-Ial in Denbighshire .

The 32-second clip was only taken at 3am early yesterday and uploaded to YouTube but it has already had more than 500 views.
It shows the view from a camera facing south south east at 3.16am.
Suddenly, the meteor streaks into view, crossing the sky from right to left.
Its fireball is so bright it flashes with searing intensity and illuminates the ground before disappearing from sight.
Chris then shows a repeat of its trajectory in slow motion.
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« Reply #61 on: June 20, 2016, 01:24:19 PM »
Strawberry Moon over North Wales: What you need to know.
Today is the longest day of the year and the Strawberry Moon will be visible in the sky over North Wales tonight.

For the first time since 1967 the Strawberry Moon falls at the same time as the summer solstice.
The summer solstice takes place between June 20th- 22nd and means the day with the longest amount of sunshine?

Longest day of the year started when the sun rose at 4.45am this morning with the sun due to set at 10.34pm tonight.
The term 'Strawberry Moon' comes from Native Americans who coined the phrase to mark the beginning of the strawberry season.
Despite the name, the moon will not appear red or pink, it will be a bright full moon that creates a warm glow.
For the Strawberry Moon and the summer solstice to fall on the same day is a once in a life time occurrence, the rare event will not be happening again until 2062.  ref DP


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Re: Space and astronomy...........meteor shower in North Wales.
« Reply #62 on: August 08, 2016, 05:15:41 PM »
When to see the Perseid meteor shower in North Wales.

There's a chance you'll be able to see the Perseid meteor shower over the skies of North Wales tonight.
The meteor shower is not expected to peak till later this week, but because of clear conditions in the sky there's a chance stargazers will see the event tonight.
The annual meteor shower started in July but will peak between Thursday and Saturday, August 11 and 13
The Perseid is considered to be one of the best of the annual meteor displays and under perfect conditions you could be treated to up to a whopping 200 meteors every hour.
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« Reply #63 on: September 29, 2016, 03:17:27 PM »
A rare Black Moon will appear in the skies over the region this weekend.

The spectacular occurrence will turn the sky across North Wales pitch black and refers to the second new moon in a calendar month .

The event will take place in the early hours of Saturday morning at 1:11am.    $good$


Unfortunately you won't be able to see because it will be so dark.! !        :( :( :(         

 

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« Reply #64 on: November 15, 2016, 07:26:47 PM »
Spooky moon.

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« Reply #65 on: November 15, 2016, 10:31:23 PM »
I couldn't see it at all last night because of the thick cloud cover but it did look spooky tonight as it came out from behind the clouds.  I saw it tonight when I let the dog out a short while ago

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« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2017, 01:28:44 PM »
Snow moon, a comet and lunar eclipse will all be visible tonight
Sky watchers are in for a treat with the three celestial events coinciding.
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« Reply #67 on: September 06, 2018, 09:58:47 AM »
It appears as though the recent hole in the ISS was done deliberately by an astronaut...


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