Astronomical events 2017

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  1. 1.618034

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  2. bboy

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    Following on from the 'I can't remember if I dreamt it or it happened' post in the 'losing the plot' thread, I saw one about a decade ago that was so big, the trail looked as thick as a pencil held at arms length, and was long enough to cover roughly a quarter of the radius of the night sky.

    At least, I *think* I saw it.
     
  3. i kne albert davy

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    Every year I look for these, its either cloudy that's Manchester for you or I look at the night sky for ages and nothing.
     
  4. 1.618034

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    Ha

    Well they do happen quick! But that sounds similar to what I thought I saw...

    Definitely worth sitting out in the garden for a bit if the skies are clear.
     
  5. calum down

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    what day is it!
    it's beginning to look a bit miserable for tonight but tomorrow might be grand for it.

    whenever there's something worth watching in the heavens i like to make flames.
    sitting outside around a fire is one of mankind's primordial pleasures,
    especially with good company & grog,
    and thankfully i shall have both for the weekend.


    as an aside,
    i have often meant to task you about your username but never gotten around to it for fear of sounding ****ish.

    over the years i have lucubrated much over the golden ratio and admire your moniker because of that,
    but i must admit it is twinged with slight disappointment at your brevity.

    if you don't mind me saying, your non de plume is a little abrupt and not at all as beautiful as it could be.
    if you were, say, 1.6180339887 i think your charm would be even greater.

    were i you i would've shown off with 1.618033988749894848,
    but then again i'm something of a swanker.
     
  6. 1.618034

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    Nobody's perfect mate. Least of all me!

    Enjoy the fire, sounds great. Very paleolithic.

    Let's hope for clear skies and a spectacular show.
     
  7. TCIB

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    Thanks for the heads up, shame i only just saw this, no idea if i could see from here or not, sky has been clear a few hours though. Defo gonna stay up tonight and see whats what.
     
  8. denislawsbackheel

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    Some cracking meteorites tonight!
     
  9. BackofJeanette

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    Just seen 6 in about 10 mins.
    Nice clear sky!
     
  10. dronefromsector7G

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    Should I go outside? There was fuck all about 30 mins ago (unless the meteors were stopping for a fag break)
     

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