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    Default Perseid meteor shower

    Hopes are high this year for the coming Perseid meteor shower.
    The Perseid meteor shower will be appearing in 2002 from July 17 to August 24 and will peak around August 12, 2002.

    A typical hourly rate for the Perseids is 80 although it can go as high as 200.
    The expected number of meteors that can be seen within an hour under ideal conditions is 110.

    The meteors will appear to come from a point in the constellation of Perseus.

    The Moon will be setting during the early evening so anytime from
    midnight on will be a good time this year to see the Perseids.

    For additional information and links go to:

    http://www.sky-watch.com/meteor.html#perseid.

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    Will we be able to see it in Singapore?

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    Here's the local info which I have found in the net.
    Got to start camping out tonite if you wanna catch it.

    Have fun!

    http://www.geocities.com/ykchia_1999/pnite.html

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    i managed to capture 3 meteors including a brilliant and long one at around 5am till dawn last Sun from my school. How many did u catch?

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    Hi traveler,
    Lucky u!!
    I did not manage to catch any as the weather was unfavourable.
    From press reports, seems like East China had a good glimspe of it.

    *sigh* Singapore has been kinda out of luck with the pass few meteo showers with less than desirable weather conditions.

    Your are 1 lucky chap!!
    Hope yr wishes will come true..:

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    Yeah you're right. Especially the past few leonids which were flops! But last year Dec i caught close to 20 during the Geminids in Pasir Ris Park. A friend of mine counted 54! I set up my camera in B mode in series of 10 min but only managed to capture 1 meteor on film...sigh....

    Clear skies

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