Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Air support needed


I look to the South and I see clear skies.

I look to the North and I see a build-up of cloud right where the meteor shower is predicted to emanate from the constellation of Perseus, Persia, Perusal, or wherever the fuck my spell-checker says it is.

For about three years now, our view of this event has been obstructed by cloud.

Now I am not normally one to slag-off God - especially on the Net - but I am rather beginning to think that Chris has got it wrong when it comes to his lack of humour and sensitivity.

Don't get me wrong, I am not talking about any other god than the Anglican one.

I would not dare, unless backed-up by the U.S. Army, and they're not backing-up much right now.

26 comments:

  1. Took the grand kids out to the field last night. It was so clear you could see the Milky Way. After a couple of meteorites, the kids were ready to leave. It was an incredible starry night.

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    1. I used to correspond with U.S. astronomers, and they all ended their messages with 'clear skies to you', rather than 'best wishes'.

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  2. There's not a cloud in the sky here.

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    1. Yes, there are advantages to living in the wilderness.

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  3. 9.22 pm still daylight, the skies are clear, so methinks it will be a couple or more hours yet before we see the shower.

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  4. 0200 - 0330 best times to see it Tom, if you can stay awake ???

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    1. No chance, but I can guarantee that I will be awake by 5.00am due to local gulls. Living here is exactly like living on a cliff face in Dorset.

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  5. When I was about 10, I made a list of all the things that were important to me. Top was seeing the stars, then came owning poultry followed by growing a tree.
    Thanks for reminding me to get out there tonight.

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    1. How much effort does it take to grow a tree? I mean effort on your part, not the tree's.

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  6. PS do you think that if there is a god he reads the net? I bet even He wouldn't be able to keep up with everyone's blogposts.

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  7. I'd made a mental note to watch the skies last night, only to be greeted by thunder lightning and heavy rain. C'est la vie.

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    1. That lightening and rain is just about to hit us.

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    2. Let us hope that the rain all fell on Cro before it gets here! ( sorry Cro x )

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    3. I was quite dry today, so maybe it did.

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  8. Different northern gods for the northen skies obviously!

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    1. Yes. Odin has rewarded you for managing to keep out of world politics and the Euro.

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  9. Saw some amazing meteors last night. Unfortunately the mosquitoes were out watching too.

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  10. We watched the shower last night it was impressive.....

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    1. Lots of dark skies in Wales. That's where I bought my giant telescope. Nice.

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  11. The sky here has been totally clear for the last three nights and I have got up around two thirty and stood looking out of the bedroom window for about a quarter of an hour - seen the sum total of one meteor. Getting back into bed I was grateful the farmer had stayed put - human hot water bottle (one of the reasons I married him twenty two years ago next week).

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    1. You must have blinked at all the wrong moments, Weave?

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  12. thunder, lightning, and rain storms here, so no stars could be seen. It has cleared off today, so hoping for a glimpse of a star show tonight.

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