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2016 Perseid Meteors Over New Hampshire, August 11 — I Saw A Few.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, there are SOME Perseid Meteors out there BUT it was NOT a huge display.

I went outside, in Central New Hampshire (viz. Alton), on Thursday night, August 11, 2016 at 11:30pm. It was fairly dark. I kept the outside lights off. The sky was clear. I could clearly see Cassiopeia. So I knew that visibility, for once, would not be an issue.

To start with, i.e., first 3-4 minutes, saw nothing. Just a few, very faint twinkles. Could have been anything.

Then TOGETHER, two bright and long streaks — one noticeably green from the North and the other from the opposite direction. They crossed before burning out.

Then nothing for about another 4 minutes. Then a much smaller one … and a similar time later a fourth medium sized one.

Lots of flickering up there. Lots of ‘crickets’ chirping out there — non-stop. There was a grasshopper in the house yesterday. So could be those too. And even possibly cicadas. 


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by Anura Guruge