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Old 06-06-09, 10:29 AM   #1
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A Reason to get up really, really early on a Sunday morning!

The Areitide Meteor shower!

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DAYTIME METEORS: The annual Arietid meteor shower peaks on Sunday, June 7th. The Arietids are unusual because they are daytime meteors; they stream out of a point in the sky not far from the sun. The best time to look is just before dawn on Sunday morning when it may be possible to spot a small number of Arietids skimming the top of Earth's atmosphere. Such "Earthgrazing" meteors tend to be long, colorful, and very pretty. After daybreak, when the meteors are no longer visible to the human eye, you can listen to radar echoes from the Arietids by tuning in to our online meteor radar: http://spaceweatherradio.com .

"The Arietids are the strongest daylight shower of the year," notes Bob Lunsford of the American Meteor Society. "If you could see them through the sun's glare, you would count as many as 60 per hour. Also, don't forget that the daytime Zeta Perseids peak only two days later and are considered the second strongest daylight shower. In all my years of viewing I have never seen a Zeta Perseid, but I have seen a few Arietids. They have all been Earthgrazers and very impressive meteors."

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Readers, if you enjoy these newsletters and wish to support our efforts, please consider signing up for Spaceweather.com's astronomy alert service: http://spaceweatherphone.com . It makes a great gift. All proceeds go to the production and improvement of Spaceweather.com. Thanks!
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Old 06-06-09, 10:38 AM   #2
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I was thinking the answer was sex.

But barring that... I will still get up early tomorrow.
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Old 06-06-09, 11:04 AM   #3
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Better idea: Just stay up really, really late Saturday night.
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Old 06-06-09, 12:04 PM   #4
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I was thinking the answer was sex.

But barring that... I will still get up early tomorrow.
I thought the answer was "Take a poop."
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Old 06-06-09, 01:23 PM   #5
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Better idea: Just stay up really, really late Saturday night.
Agreed.

Unfortunately, with all the ambient light around here, you can't see astronomical events all that well anyway.
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Old 06-06-09, 03:16 PM   #6
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I was thinking the answer was sex.

But barring that... I will still get up early tomorrow.
BAD 65! That is a bad word in this house. bad bad bad..

However, I think I shall get up - and hopefully the city lights won't be too overpowering to see them from the restaurant's parking lot down the street - I'll be up early anyway as I want to get some better miles under me early as I have a couple people coming to see more kitties around 12 or 1 pm.
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Unfortunately, with all the ambient light around here, you can't see astronomical events all that well anyway.
Light pollution makes me sad and stabby.
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Agreed.

Unfortunately, with all the ambient light around here, you can't see astronomical events all that well anyway.
Considering how many drinks one would have consumed by 5am, I doubt very highly that one would even remember the meteor shower, let alone remember to go out and watch it in the first place.

Nevermind. Just get up early folks.
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My reason to get up really, really early on a Sunday: a bike race!
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I was up, but cloud cover obscured anything that happened. Got up about 3:00 because I crashed early yesterday with a migraine. Why on the weekends and not when I'm at work?
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Old 06-07-09, 08:58 AM   #11
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It clouded up here, too. I missed it as well.
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Old 06-07-09, 09:00 AM   #12
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I thought the answer was "Take a poop."
Or a pee. While you're up, grab me a beer, will ya?
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I was thinking the answer was sex.

But barring that... I will still get up early tomorrow.
You don't get up early for sex! U R doin her rong

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My reason to get up really, really early on a Sunday: a bike race!
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I woke up an hour before sunrise to try and catch it, but I think cloud cover on the lower horizon hid things as I never saw a damn thing. But I still kept looking at the sun 'til about 20 mins after sunrise --- I'm holding Tom Stormcrowe personally accountable for any solar burning on my retinas. Plus, now I'm just tired and cranky.
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I can only speak for myself when I say that I will drop what I'm doing day or night for sex! Yeah, I love sex that much!
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