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awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:Knowing my current luck, there is a thread already in existence about this... which my search missed... (let me know...)



For all those who love shooting stars...





THIS WEEKEND .....

Saturday to be particular, there is a Perseids meteor shower. Look to the northeast, with the best veiwing in the hours before dawn.

Perseids are said to be a fairly prolific shower orginating from the Perseid cloud and happening every year starting from about mid July (peak activity on August 12th) They are called Perseids because they appear to be coming from the constellation of Perseus, and produce about 60 meteors a hour. The full moon will unfortunately dull out the stars.. but I saw an absolute beauty of a shooting star last weekend, despite the light sky.



I havent found a very good website to keep an eye on the happenings in the sky.. I'm just trying to gather information from all over the place. I will try to keep this thread updated.. for there are some even more prolific showers coming up.. and a partial lunar eclipse. So maybe we can share information here.....


rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.


Basstones
Basstones

Do you do the poiz?
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 24th Mar 2006
Total posts: 530
Posted:Oooooo

I just did a bit of a google on phosphorescent algae and found a cool pic of a whale with algae on it


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"In the end there is only fire and a waterfall"


Pogo69
Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo
Member Since: 6th Apr 2006
Total posts: 3764
Posted:speaking of whales... I've never seen one... in real life, like... I now think my 1st sighting should be phosphorescent... cheers, bass biggrin

--pogo (pat) [forever and always]


awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:andrea, I have seen that phosfluresence (?) and it is more amazing than well wow! lots of things. Sometimes you just see specks of it on the beach but once, it was totally mind blowing.

I was sitting one night on the deck of my Nana's house, which backs onto a big river mouth in NSW, and a small boat zoomed down the river. I was intrigued to see the wake was glowing green. I went the the water's edge and everything was twinkling. I put my hand in and stired it about - It was like fireworks in the water. The most beautiful thing! Then I splashed the surface, and everywhere the droplets fell, green light and sparkles radiated dramatically.

It is truely a rare and wonderful experience to see something like that. I havent researched it.. sometimes the Phosflurous is there, sometimes not. Some people say the moon has an effect on it. Should look it up


rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.


Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:i saw phospherous shiney blueness when i was at our casino a while ago. we were spitting into the water to see the purdy shine on th ripples it made biggrin

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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squarefish
(...trusty steed of the rodeo midget...)
Location: the state of flux
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2002
Total posts: 403
Posted:Saw it down in Cork about 15 years ago, waves exploding with silent light as they crashed on the shore, skimmed stones leaving blasts of light in their wake....very nice...


BansheeCat
veteran
Location: lost
Member Since: 29th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1247
Posted:anybody looked it up yet? ( me, lazy and tired) Wondering if it is going away, or how long it will be there?

Want to go back tonight or tomorrow, but dont want to get people excited and then find it has vanished!

Pogo, I am on an island off the west coast of Canada...
I have seen it elsewhere, Thailand, often, but never to this gorgeous extreme! And I had no idea it was like that here! Generally the ocean is freaking cold, so I rarely dive in in the middle of the night!

The glowing whale is beautiful...


"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."


Pogo69
Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo
Member Since: 6th Apr 2006
Total posts: 3764
Posted:sounds love-ly andrea... and without pulling out a map, relying only on my limited knowledge of geography, it also sounds rather... remote

need to find some local phosphorescence...


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]


newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:YEah we do have it Oz, I've seen waves lapping up to the beach with lacy light frills and swirls...

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....


awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:Yup yup!

Another meteor shower on THIS SAT, the 21st Oct.

Its a orionids one thing thing. Apparently look to the east, and the rest of the scribble in my diary umm runs off messily. Something about 12... like maybe "best after 12 midnight". umm. Go ch check it out, yo. redface


rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.


awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:*bump*

sorry about the bumping... just trying to make sure people see this before the weekend and its already thursday....


rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.


Adya Miriyana
Adya Miriyana

*slou?
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 4th Feb 2005
Total posts: 6554
Posted:can be seen all the way down here, miss?...


awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:hmmm yep yep should do! I think its southern hemisphere specific. You'll probably have more luck than us, for its all stormy up here. Ahhhh Lou found the best fairy shop today! In Paddington...

rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.


Bek66
Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place
Member Since: 27th Aug 2006
Total posts: 4728
Posted:Aww...cool...wish I could come see... ubbcrying...meteor showers...faery shops and peoples...*going to go throw hissy fit now...so sorry...must be done!!!*

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin


awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:ubblol ahhhhh Bek, you must one day make it over.

Soooo, despite this thread being my little shooting star love-child... I totally forgot about the shower on Saturday redface Did anyone remember and can fill me in with a report?...

heh


rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.


Bek66
Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place
Member Since: 27th Aug 2006
Total posts: 4728
Posted:*zap* Dammit!

*zap* DAMMIT!!!

Teleporter not working!!! frown mad


"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin


awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:Here, try my astro travel warper contraption.... must warn you, I haven't used it in a while
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rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.


Pogo69
Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo
Member Since: 6th Apr 2006
Total posts: 3764
Posted:I didnt even see the new \"stuff\" in this thread till now, cos I have been neglecting my HoP spammage responsibilities...

I know I should be punished for not being here, but you should send this stuff around on a mailing list, pip... ok, I would probably forget just like u did, but at least I would have had a shot at it!!

I cannot believe the faerie shop is still in paddington (assuming it is still the same one)... ok... now you would be wondering how I know there is a faerie shop in paddington...

*looks furtively around, hoping no-one notices*

there used to be a bagel shop right next door, but I think it is no more... frown I ubblove fresh bagels...


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]


Bek66
Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place
Member Since: 27th Aug 2006
Total posts: 4728
Posted:Ooohhh....Pat..Pat!!!!! Look at the cool flying machine-a-giggy!!! I want one!!!
bounce bounce bounce

Oh, and spank spank spankfor not keeping up!!! Better?!


"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin


sunpixie
newbie
Location: glastonbury
Member Since: 11th Sep 2006
Total posts: 15
Posted:me too! is there space for me aboad that safe looking flying machine? bounce2


Bek66
Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place
Member Since: 27th Aug 2006
Total posts: 4728
Posted:Abso-posi-lutely!!!

Crank it up and lets see which way the winds blowin.'

bounce bounce bounce


"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin


Pogo69
Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo
Member Since: 6th Apr 2006
Total posts: 3764
Posted:u think it will get me all the way across the pacific ocean? not doubting, just asking...?

bounce bounce bounce


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]


Bek66
Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place
Member Since: 27th Aug 2006
Total posts: 4728
Posted:Think it'd be FUN to try..... then if you crash there's always that whale to hitch a ride on!!! bounce ubblove bounce

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin


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